Monday, June 22, 2009

Summer Berry Citrus Shortcake

Lately I've been feeling a little blue with this horrible weather and needed something to remind me that it really is Summer... So what better than a plate full of sweet juicy summer berries over a homemade citrus shortcake.
I went a little "Semi-Homemade" with this one. I had some left over bisquick mix and doctored it up with a tablespoon fresh orange peel, sweetened condensed milk, water and pure vanilla extract.

Instead of maserating the berries in sugar, I opted for a sugar free alternative this time. I just added a 1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract to the berries and let them soak it in...


The rest is all assembly. Cut the shortcakes in half, add a layer of berries, a layer of whipped topping, add the top of the shortcake and more topping and berries.

Summer on a plate... I guess it will do for now!

11 comments:

ttfn300 said...

i could sure use this right about now! rain rain go away :P

Sara said...

Sure sounds like summer to me! Hope it gets nice there soon.

CookiePie said...

LOVE berry shortcakes - yum!!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A scrumptious dessert! Yummy!

Cheers,

Rosa

applecrumbles said...

That would wash away any amount of rain. What a great idea!

Juliana said...

Just in time for Summer...love the idea of sugar free and vanilla extract instead of sugar. Looks really yummie! Nice pictures!

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Toootally nothing wrong with taking a little help from Bisquick to make your shortcakes! It's yummy! :D

Sara said...

Those look wonderful. Bisquick mix is so handy.

Emily said...

This really does look like summer on a plate! Beautiful presentation.

Zoe said...

Perfect for summer! I hope it wont rain during your 4th of july weekend!

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