Thursday, May 29, 2008

Berrys and Cream


As I mentioned earlier I am going through some SERIOUS blueberry cravings right now. I can do blueberries in just any form imaginable, but you know what's REALLY good? Blueberries and cream! Know what's better thank blueberries and cream? Blueberries, cream and cake...well kinda cake. Shortcake!

Such a perfect tea recipe, for more reasons than one. First, because it was inspired by another teatime recipe. Second because that inspiration led me to actually use tea IN THE RECIPE. Oh yes, I went there. I'm such a rebel.

I don't have Earl Grey, but I have more green tea than I care to admit....I have three different brands because I like to change it up a bit. My current favorite is TJ's green tea with jasmine. Close your eyes and just think of it, green tea, jasmine, and blueberry. It was such a great combination that I plan on using it again - what do you think of blueberry cupcakes with green tea frosting? The thought of it has me salivating.


Blueberries and Green Tea Shortcakes
3 cups blueberries
1 Tbsp sugar
2 1/2 cups heavy cream
3 bags of green tea and jasmine tea
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp butter, melted
2 Tbsp confectioner sugar

1) Combine half of the blueberries, 1/3 cup water and 1 Tbsp of sugar in small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer about 7 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in remaining blueberries.
2) Heat half the cream to a boil and add the teabags. Remove from the heat and refrigerate (with the tea bags in the cream) for 2 hours.
3) Heat oven to 425. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and ginger.
4) Stir in remaining cream and vanilla.
5) Remove dough to lightly flour surface and kneed gently. Roll dough to 3/4 inch thickness and cut with a biscuit cutter, combining scraps and rerolling until you have 12 circles.
6) Place dough circles on baking sheet. Brush tops with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar.
7) Bake about 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Let cool on wire rack.
8) Remove tea bags from heavy cream. Beat until frothy, then add the confectioner's sugar and keep beating until soft peaks form.
9) Halve the shortcakes horizontally. Spoon berry mixture over bottom half, top with whipped cream, and cover with top half.


15 comments:

  1. !!! This looks amazing!

    I am eating blueberry Pocky right now. Somehow, it's just not the same.

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  2. this looks yummy. trader joe's jasmine green tea (yep, both in one bag) is my current favorite.

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  3. OMGosh! These look JUST as fabulous as you explain. I LOOOOVE blueberry and anything tea. LOVE THIS!

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  4. Blueberries are my absolute favorite. Often times I don't get to make anything with them because I eat them right out of the container!

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  5. OMG this looks absolutely amazing. I want one right now.

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  6. I've only had shortcakes once in my whole life... I'm really missing out!!!! Love reading all your blueberry recipes.

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  7. I like the green tea shortcakes..this is an innovative idea:D

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  8. Blueberries have been on my mind a lot lately too. My plan is some yummy blueberry muffins on Sunday!

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  9. you know i'm not a berry fan at ALL, but even MY mouth is watering at these pictures.

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  10. *growl*

    That's my stomach giving it's approval. I will probably never make this thanks to my picky ass boys, but I want several of them in my tummy right now.

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  11. I love me some blueberries. If you want something savory with blueberries I've got a recipe for blueberry-chipotle enchiladas in my blog. I think it was my second Platinum chef recipe.

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  12. Go figure - I don't tolerate green tea - I could do these with Earl Grey and be a pretty happy camper -hmmm add Jasmine and you've got a party. Blueberries with tea flavour - ok...works for me

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  13. aw man, those are gorgeous. mmmmm!

    hubs would be all over them!

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  14. I love the idea of jamine green tea and blueberries. I'm going to try to make these soon.

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