Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Strawberry Shortcake Skewers

So, this is the second new recipe I made for the flip flop party.  I saw these on Pinterest (where else?) and, like the pancake pops last year, thought, "Of course I can do that!"  They weren't as pretty as the Pinterest photo and a little messy to assemble, but I was happy with the end result and they were really tasty.  And let's face it - everything is more fun on a stick! I can imagine these being fun for a tea party or a summer dessert in addition to serving them at brunch.

A couple of notes:  I used the lollipop / cake pop sticks from Wilton instead of wooden skewers but I think either would be fine.  I made the biscuit rounds the day before and sealed them in an airtight container and they were fine the next day.

Strawberry Shortcake Skewers (makes about 20)

2 cans of biscuit dough (I used both Pillsbury & Trader Joes)
1 egg white
20+ strawberries
2 cups heavy cream
1/2 jar marshmallow fluff
3 T sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  On a lightly floured surface, use a rolling pin to roll a biscuit into a 5 inch circles.  Use a round cutter (mine was a biscuit cutter about 2 inches across) and cut out as many circles as you can get before re-rolling the dough (I set aside scraps until I had enough to make another circle).

Whisk together the egg white and water.  Brush on each biscuit and sprinkle with a little sugar.  Bake 10 minutes or until golden brown.

While the biscuits are baking, prepare the strawberries.  Cut two 1/2 inch slices from each strawberry.  I cut the top and bottom off and then cut the strawberry crosswise to make rounds.  

Once the biscuits are baked, transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely before assembling the skewers.  

For the cream, use a stand mixer with a whisk attachment and combine the heavy cream and sugar and beat until firm peaks form.  Add half a jar of marshmallow fluff until just combined.  

Assemble the skewers - I put a biscuit, cream, strawberry, cream, strawberry, cream, and another biscuit on top like the photo above.  You could do more biscuit layers (every other) but I didn't have enough to make as many skewers as I wanted to.

Serve right away.  Mine lasted a couple of hours on the counter before getting soggy / runny.

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