Thursday, August 26, 2010

{Food} Lemon Shortcake with Blueberries and Lemon-scented Quark

Who wouldn't like to wake up to a delicious dessert? Now that would add a special fabuloness to my Sunday morning...! And when I read this recipe and the description... I knew I had to try it out. "The dried oregano gives these shortcakes an incredible fragrance that complements the sweetness and plainness of the lemon and blueberries, adding just that perfect extra touch to make you take one bite and come back for a second." Sound delicious, doesn't it? Love the fact that it's also that fast and easy to make {a must in my kitchen!!} .

You know what I will be having this weekend.

Lemon-Oregano Shortcake with Blueberries and Lemon-scented Quark
makes ~12 two-inch shortcakes

for lemon-oregano shortcake:
2 Tbspn lemon zest
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups flour
4 tspn baking powder
3/4 tspn salt
1 heaping Tbspn dried oregano
1/2 stick (4 Tbspn) butter, cold
1/4 cup + 2 Tbspn heavy cream
1/4 cup + 2 Tbspn whole milk

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat and set aside.
2. Using your fingers, rub the lemon zest into the sugar. Then, add the lemon sugar to the flour, baking powder, salt, and dried oregano in a bowl. Mix to combine thoroughly.
3. Using a pastry cutter, cut the cold butter into the dry ingredients until the size of tiny pebbles.
4. Mix the heavy cream and milk in, mixing until combined but no longer--be careful not to overmix!
5. Roughly shape the shortcakes and place them onto the prepared baking sheet.
6. Bake the shortcakes for ~15 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool.

for lemon-scented quark:
1 cup quark
1 1/2 Tbspn lemon zest
juice of one lemon, freshly squeezed (~2 Tbspn juice)
2 Tbspn vanilla or plain sugar

1. Mix the lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla sugar into the quark until combined.

for assembly:

1. Toss the fresh blueberries with a dusting of sugar.
2. Top each shortcake with a generous dollop of lemon-scented quark and a spoonful of blueberries.

For more fabulous dessert recipes for breakfast check out Dessert for Breakfast

{Image and Recipe from Dessert for Breakfast}


Daniella said...

Hmmmm oregano eh? Sounds intriguing!

Sasha {Everything Fabulous} said...

Hi Daniella, I know at first I was taken back but then I could see how oregano bring and extra layer of flavor against the acidity of the lemon... i'll let you know late on Sunday how was it?

Sarah Klassen said...

mmm, delicious! I love fresh food!


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