Need a good shortcake recipe

Joined Jan 31, 2010
The principal of the highschool I work for is having my Occ Foods classes cater a dinner tomorrow night for a group of people from our sister school in China. The theme is "4th of July BBQ" and next weeks farewell dinner is full on Thanksgiving to expose them to what we do for these holidays. Anyway, I am planning on doing a strawberry shortcake with Chantilly, mascerated strawberries and fresh bluberries as the dessert. I want to make a full sheet's worth of shortcake to cut and portion before I plate with the fruit and cream. Anyone have a good formula for a shortcake that will holdup to slicing and plating? THanks a bunch.

chef instructor BHS


Joined Mar 2, 2006
Having made several desserts for people actually from China VS people of chinese decent, I woulkd advise against the dessert being very sweet. The common theme on all the desserts I have done for Chinese customers is that it was always too sweet, even to the point of chantilly cream having littlt or no sugar in it. FWIW.
Joined Jan 31, 2010
Thanks for the heads up. I put minimal sugar on the strawberries and will go light on the sweet in the chantilly.
Joined Jan 31, 2010
Dinner went really well. I used my scone recipe for the biscuit and reduced the macerated straberry juice for a sauce and garnished with lightly sweetened chantilly and fresh blueberries, powdered sugar.
Joined Feb 4, 2010
Apple Cake

150 Grams of the curd
100 Grams of milk
100 Grams of olive oil
75 Grams of sugar
1 Package vanilla
1 Pinch salt
Half Tablespoon ginger powder
300 Grams of the flour
A Tablespoon carbonate

600 Grams of sour apple
3 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tablespoons apricot jam
Some powdered sugar
Mashed cloves

Smash the curd and mix it with milk, olive oil, sugar, vanilla, salt, ginger powder. Add 150 grams of flour. Mix the rest of flour with carbonate than add this mixture to previous mixture with curd and all of these mixtures become doughJ. First roll the dough with the rolling pin about 20-25 cm in diameter. Then using oklava (rolling pin) roll out the dough by pressing down on the centre of the dough with oklava and pushing it towards the outer edge then pulling it back toward you. Sprinkle the both size of the dough with plain flour during this process but don’t forget we don’t want it to be too thinJ. And then place the thinner dough to a pot similar to the one that is in the photo. Cut the apples in round shaped and put them on the dough and add some lemon juice all over. Cook it in oven 250~ degrees C for about 30 min. Let it cool down. Warm up the jam and spread it on the cooked dough and apples. There you go now you have an apple cake!!
Please don’t forget to pour some powdered sugar and ginger just before you serve it.

How to Cook Stuffed Green Peppers
How to Cook Albanian Stew (Lamb)
How to Cook Stuffed Vine Leafs
How to Make Apple Cake
Joined Feb 13, 2008
The apple cake recipe is, in my opinion, very good indeed.

I'm not sure if it belongs in this thread or not. For one thing, it's not particularly well timed. For another, it's definitely good enough to deserve it's own separate thread in the recipe section; It would be a shame for it to get lost before people interested in apple cake have had a chance to look at it.

I took a look at your other recipes as well as your post on "market segmentation." Before talking about the other recipes allow me to say that the segmentation post was well thought out and well presented.

Getting back to food, it's not easy to sell lamb to my wife. So the Albanian stew is unfortunately not happening in the near future. But I like your twist on stuffed peppers and will use them to garnish one sort of braise or another.

Maybe I shouldn't mention it because it's actually not a problem for me, but some North American readers might have problems identifying all of the ingredients in your recipes like "the curd," and following quantities like "two glasses" of olive oil.

Anyway, the dishes described seem as though they would be delicious and the recipes are definitely charming for their regional, family style.

Thanks and mersi,
Joined Feb 5, 2010
Kind of a pound cake/shortcake mix, but I've used it for strawberry shortcakes a number of times and it stands up beautifully, has a fantastic texture/flavor and can be scaled up to suit your needs.

The methodology written a little simplistically, I'm copying it from an email I sent to friend who can't cook her way out of a paper bag.

Bake at 350 for about 30 min for a 10" bundt

1 cup unsalted butter, softened, plus additional for buttering pan
3 cups sifted cake flour (sift before measuring) plus additional for dusting
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups sugar
7 large eggs, at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup heavy cream

Generously butter pan and dust with flour, knocking out excess flour

Sift together sifted flour and salt three times

Beat together butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 5 minutes in a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment or 6 to 8 minutes with a handheld mixer.

Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition, then beat in vanilla.

Reduce speed to low and add half of flour, then all of cream, then remaining flour, mixing well after each addition.

Scrape down side of bowl, and then beat at medium-high speed 5 minutes.

Batter will become creamier and satiny.

Pour into prepared pan and bake until brown and set in the center
Joined Feb 4, 2010
Your very welcome :)

Thank you for this lovely comment on my recipes and as well as on my market segmentation post!!
With your permission I would like to post your comment on my site,
What do you think? :)
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