Recipe by ewilli
These amazingly easy shortcakes are light but delicious, and can be topped with any berries, peaches, or even chocolate sauce and whipped cream. My six-year old son helps me make them when we have company. They're also a good choice for someone who is diabetic, depending on the toppings you choose.
- 1 cup flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 6 tablespoons milk (lowfat or nonfat is fine)
- 1 dash vanilla (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Combine the dry ingredients and mix well. Make a well in the center, and then add each wet ingredient. Mix all together gently. Dough should be light and airy.
- There will be enough dough for five or six shortcakes. Use a spoon to drop dollops of the dough onto a small nonstick or lightly oiled cookie sheet. Press the center of each shortcake to flatten it a bit and create an indentation for filling. I like to leave them irregularly shaped instead of perfectly round.
- Bake for 12-13 minutes, or until the tops are just starting to turn golden.
- After they've cooled for a bit, slice them in half horizontally. Use a combination of any of your favorite fillings: lightly mashed fresh fruit, vanilla pudding, mascarpone cheese, chocolate sauce. My son likes to put a fruit layer and a whipped cream or pudding layer in the center, then add the top half, and then top with a fruit layer and lots of whipped cream.
- *****You can also make a savory version of these shortcakes by omitting the sugar and vanilla, and adding parmesan cheese and a dash of garlic or onion powder. Top with olives, refried beans, sour cram, and salsa or greek salad.*****.