Let Me Feed You: Not-So-Sweet Strawberry Shortcake* *with bonus never-fail scone recipe By Mary Ann Rivers
If you like your sweetness of the make-out-on-the-porch-swing variety but not on your plate, this is your go-to summer dessert recipe. The shortcake here has the tender, just-so sweetness of traditional scones (versus the be-glazed pastry-like scones from American coffeehouses), the berries are dressed with balsamic and a small hit of brown sugar, and the whipping cream is entirely unsweetened, and here for its richness.
The scone base of this dessert is one I’ve perfected over years after time I spent in the UK. It’s crumb is truly crumbly, not cake-y, and I encourage you to lift it out of this variation and experiment with add-ins like cheese, fruits, chocolate, and nuts. It’s a true tea scone, as well as easy and fast and forgiving to make. Here, it is unadorned, providing the perfect buttery base to accept sweet-sharp berry juices swirling with cream. Read more