Devilish Shortcakes with Caramelized Bananas - Tuesdays with Dorie

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Devilish Shortcakes with Caramelized Bananas - Tuesdays with Dorie
Devilish Shortcakes with Caramelized Bananas 

For this week's Tuesdays with Dorie selection, Tania of Love Big, Bake Often chose the Devilish Shortcakes on page 425 of Dorie's book, Baking: From My Home to Yours. 

You know I'm all about the mini. They are cute. They are small. And they are all about portion control. Unless you eat 5 of them. Well, let's just focus on the positive.

I scooped these out with a cookie scoop and baked them from 10 minutes. A bit of sanding sugar topped the biscuit before baking...because life is just better with sanding sugar.

Devilish Shortcakes with Caramelized Bananas - Tuesdays with Dorie
During this time of year, our selection of berries was pretty sad. I had to work last Saturday and couldn't visit the farmers market so I knew I needed a different fruit. What else goes with chocolate? Of course, bananas!

Devilish Shortcakes with Caramelized Bananas - Tuesdays with Dorie
I caramelized the bananas. A dollop of whipped cream would be nice...but I was all out.

Devilish Shortcakes with Caramelized Bananas - Tuesdays with Dorie
Today is Tuesday. Guess what NEXT Tuesday is?! Hellz yes! My 40th Birthday! You know I've been building up to this for the last six months or so...and I can't believe it is almost here! Whoo hoo. My friend and I are going to take a 3-day Mexican cruise for our birthdays (Helen's birthday is Dec 4th and mine is Dec 7th). (Note to bad people: Our homes, cars, identity & credit scores are all protected and under guard while we are gone!)

Check out the other Tuesdays with Dorie bakers and see their creations!

Recipe:
Tania of Love Big, Bake Often
Page 425 of Dorie's book, Baking: From My Home to Yours
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13 comments:

Clivia said... [Reply to comment]

No whipped cream needed with these. They are adorable! Glad to hear you're celebrating your birthday in a big way. I remember 40 like it was yesterday, which it wasn't. ::g::

Mary said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Early Birthday! I love your shout-out to the would-be criminals. :).

Dishesdone said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday, sounds like a great celebration!

Those devilish cakes look fantastic. Perfect combo of chocolate and banana's!

TeaLady said... [Reply to comment]

Chocolate and caramelized bananas!! Now why didn't I think of that. YUM!! Love minis.

briarrose said... [Reply to comment]

Neat dish. I would not have thought to use caramelized bananas...great substitution.

Medifast Coupons said... [Reply to comment]

Very yummy!

Peggy the Baker said... [Reply to comment]

I'm a day late but think your idea about caramelized bananas is brilliant. I had only gotten as far as thinking of drizzling on some caramel! I'm off to the kitchen now--

Tracey said... [Reply to comment]

Gorgeous Mary! I love the idea of the caramelized bananas. Your birthday cruise sounds like a blast :)

Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

I have huge issues with portion control. And think if I had these in front of me, I could not eat just one.

Denise Michaels - Adventurous Foodie said... [Reply to comment]

These look really amazing. I love the combination of Chocolate with Bananas. Sort of like Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey ice cream. Another way of getting that flavor combination is with dark chocolate chips in Banana Nut Bread.

Jules Someone said... [Reply to comment]

So so yum! I went to Mexico for my 40th! It was four days of sun, fun, and girlfriends. Enjoy!

Nutmeg Nanny said... [Reply to comment]

Oh man those look good.......

fargopatt said... [Reply to comment]

OMG!! u´ve got a great blog.. love the recipes, the pics and the way u explain everything!
i´ll stay..
xoox

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