Tuesdays with Dorie: Devilish Shortcakes

November 30, 2010 at 12:01 am | Posted in cobbler/crisp/shorties, groups, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 19 Comments

devilish shortcakes

I had a quick thought of skipping these Devilish Shortcakes and this week’s TWD.  Then on Sunday, after the last of our Thanksgiving pie had disappeared, my husband asked what we’d be having for dessert.  Seems as though someone’s not worried about putting on extra holiday pounds!

I’d never made chocolate shortcake biscuits before (never even thought about chocolate shortcakes before), and I wasn’t quite sure what to do with them.  Fruit and chocolate combos aren’t usually too appealing to me, and anyway the berries right now look downright sad.  But then I found a sudden burst of inspiration sitting on my counter– a banana!  I caramelized banana slices with a little brown sugar, added a spoonful of peanut butter to my whipped cream, and grabbed a handful of salty peanuts and two baked shortcakes.  Bingo!

The photo is a little…well…unappetizng, but these were good.  It’s hard to go wrong with chocolate, peanuts and bananas, I guess.  The shortcakes themselves weren’t very sweet, so I was glad I’d caramelized the fruit.  I have a few more shortcakes in the freezer, so I’ll be looking through the TWD Blogroll for some more ideas for what to do with those.

For the recipe, see Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan or Love Big, Bake Often, as it was Tania’s pick of the week.  Don’t forget to check out the TWD Blogroll!


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  1. Making mine tomorrow. Yours look lovely!

  2. Looks delicious! I especially love the caramelized banana. Nice garnish.

  3. That is a great rendition of this treat.

  4. Nice! I’m not usually a fan of bananas, but you make ’em sound delicious! Love the text in your photo, too – so cute! 🙂

  5. Ooooh, the photo doesn’t look unappetizing to me – as soon as I saw the caramelized banana, I was in! Inspired combination.

  6. This is exactly how I would want them. I didn’t get to make these yet, but I think those bananas are the perfect idea!

  7. Thought about making these but when people said they weren’t very sweet, I thought again. Obviously, it didn’t occur to me to use bananas and peanuts. Wow! Bet your husband loved it.

    How’s your house renovation? Would love to see some pictures.

    • We’re still waiting on permits to do the main part of the reno (which is a big facade facelift). On a sunny day I’ll try to get some inside snaps up on flickr.

  8. You’ve turned this one into a star. Lovely!

  9. wow!!

  10. This looks so delicious! And it’s totally this time of year that makes me absolutely crave dessert after every dinner. I think it has something to do with the cold air and holiday vibe 🙂

  11. That looks delicious! I had never really thought of making it chocolate! YUM!

  12. Love the idea of pairing the shortcake with caramelized banana slices, yum!

  13. OH MY!! That looks so wonderfully sweet and tasty. Peanuts, chocolate, and bananas. Heaven on a plate.

  14. how does the photo look unappetizing? I wanna stick my finger into my screen and pick up one of those bananas! lol

  15. you know i didn’t even look that closely at the recipe ….and did not realize they were shortcake biscuits but chocolate… i thought they were chocolate cakes! so, i skipped this one but now that i am looking at yours i wish i hadn’t! i love bananas foster and this looks delicious

  16. The shortcakes look really devilish. Lovely recipe.

  17. I can’t get over what you did with these. They look very appealing. You set them up beautifully. I can’t get over how you took a little of this and a little of that and got this fabulous creation.

  18. hmmmm – this looks sinfully delicious girl 🙂

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