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Identify the Dessert....????

A flaky biscuit or cake base, topped with sweetened fruit and whipped cream.

Asked by Priya Sivaji, 28 Jul '08 09:09 pm
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Shortcake is not really cake. It's really a rich biscuit. A warm, crumbly, buttered biscuit, split in half, and filled with strawberries or peaches or some other wonderful summer fruit and topped with whipped cream. (Think of it as just-short-of cake.)
Shortcake dough is leavened with baking powder, like biscuits, but is enriched with butter, egg, cream and a little sugar. It's gently kneaded, then patted out and cut into circles for a brief baking.
The name "shortcake" dates to William Shakespeare's England, according to The Oxford Companion to Food by Alan Davidson, although its 16th-century meaning varied widely from a shortbread-like cookie to a small cake.
Answered by Zeus, 30 Jul '08 04:54 pm

 
  
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Answered by Saj Sierra, 28 Jul '08 09:09 pm

 
  
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Shortcake
Answered by Jack Johnson, 28 Jul '08 09:10 pm

 
  
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