5/27/12

strawberry shortcake w/ blue cheese biscuits

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Why didn't I think of this sooner? Strawberries marinated in sugar and lemon juice, then served on top on a warm blue cheese biscuit.
Seriously a match made in foodie heaven.
The biscuit is not too sweet but rather more savory--perfect with sweet marinated strawberries.
I highly recommend this.
In fact, the next time I make this I want to add a drizzle of dark balsamic to the marinade. We all know how well balsamic vinegar goes with strawberries?
This doesn't go so well with whipped cream--tried it and din't really like (you can see some of the leftover whipped cream in photo).

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Marinate strawberries with sugar and lemon.

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The dough comes together fairly fast. Keep it cold.

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Cut out any shape you want. Love the heart shape ones personally.

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strawberry shortcake with blue cheese biscuits
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For the strawberries:
About 2 pints (10-15 strawberries) cut into 1 or ½ inch pieces
About ¼ cup or less of sugar
The juice of 1 – 2 lemons
(the amount of sugar you add is up to you; I usually use just under ¼ cup)

Marinate these for at least 3 hours (or more) before serving.

Blue cheese biscuits

8 TB unsalted butter, grated or cubed
1/2 to ¾ cup of crumbled blue cheese (use as much or as little as you like)
(just under) ¾ cup whole milk, cold
½ cup heavy whipping cream, cold
2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
¾ TB baking powder
giant pinch of salt

one egg (for glazing tops of biscuits)

Grate or cube your cold butter (I prefer to grate it then keep it cold in freezer until ready to use).
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
Add in the butter, using a pastry cutter or fork, work it until you have sand-like crumbles.
Next mix in the milk, cream and blue cheese crumbles. Using a spatula mix till just combined. Please don’t overmix! Lumps are good!
I took a sheet of parchment paper, place some flour on it, then placed the dough on top. Using a rolling pin, roll dough out to about 2-3 inches thickness. Sprinkle flour on top, take plastic wrap and cover the top. Place in the fridge to set up/rest; c. hill at least ½ hour to 1 hour.
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Using a biscuit cutter, cut out biscuits, place on parchment lined baking sheet or non stick spray covered sheet.
Brush biscuit tops with egg wash, and bake about 9 - 12 minutes or until golden brown. They bake up fast so check them at the 9 minute mark.

Allow to cool before topping with marinated strawberries.
I do not recommend serving whipped cream with this as it does not go with the blue cheese biscuits.

18 comments:

  1. Oh I bet this pairing is awesome! Blue cheese with the berries...something about fruit and cheese always works!

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  2. I've been up to my ears today in strawberries! It's that time of year:) Making some for shortcake tomorrow, but most of them going into homemade jam!

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  3. I hear my name but I don't see my name and this has my name written all over it!

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  4. Strawberry shortcake is so amazing!

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  5. Even just adding blue cheese to the biscuits has me sold.

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  6. Mmmm sounds like a winning combo!

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  7. Love the idea but with a different cheese, perhaps. I'm not a fan of bleu. I am however a big fan of strawberries, biscuits, and your balsamic vinegar idea!

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  8. love the sweet strawberries with the tangy blue.

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  9. Oh yes yes yes! Throw in the balsamic! It turns OMG things (like this) into OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG. Squared.

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  10. Oh, what a fantastic idea - sounds like flavors that would compliment each other perfectly!

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  11. If only I can eat sweets, I would definitely love to eat this. Looks very delicious!

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  12. What a fabulous idea, Dawn. I've loved trying herbs in my shortcakes and biscuits, now I'll try blue cheese. Be wonderful with those strawberries!

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  13. Strawberry and blue cheese...I adore the delicious combo of flavours.

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  14. i don't know, dawn...blue cheese scares me A LOT. bold move, my friend!

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  15. Now everyone's going to making blue cheese biscuits for their berries! What a fab idea!

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  16. Oh man. It's 6 am here and I'd pretty much die to have one of those gorgeous strawberry scones with my coffee! (I have that same starbucks mug!)

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  17. oh wow, this sounds amazing!! what a great move putting strawberries with blue cheese :)

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