Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Strawberry Margarita Shortcake

Strawberry Margarita Shortcake

Happy Wednesday!  Today is the Spiked Challenge reveal day with tequila.  I really had to think about this one (rules state it can't be a drink--that would be too easy).  So I wasn't sure if I should go sweet or savory (I had ideas of a grilled chicken or maybe a cheesecake).  Then one day I was walking through Trader Joe's and they had the most beautiful looking strawberries that seemed to call out -- eat me!  So I bought myself a 2 pound box and went on my way.  At home I made a margarita and instead of drinking it, I mixed it with sliced strawberries and marinaded them for about an hour.  While that was happening, I made the biscuits.  So far so good but wait - it gets even better with a whipped topping made with heavy cream and Grand Marnier.

I served these to my family last Saturday (minus tequila for one family member) and they were a hit. The strawberries took on a nice flavor with the mix and the orange flavor of the Grand Marnier really came through in the whipped topping.  I made ours with the strawberries drained and yes, we did drink the juice - very strawberry-ish!

To make a non-alcoholic version, just use the margarita mix (minus alcohol) and orange juice for the Grand Marnier.

Be sure to head over to Julie's or Carrie's to see what everyone links up.

Strawberry Margarita Shortcake

by Deb Attinella
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

    For strawberry marinade
    • 4.5 oz tequila mix
    • 1.5 oz tequila
    • .5 oz triple sec
    • 2 lbs strawberries hulled and sliced
    Whipped topping
    • 2 cups heavy cream
    • 2 T Grand Marnier
    • 4 T confectioners’ sugar
    • 2 cups flour
    • 1 T baking powder
    • 1/4 t salt
    • 2 ½ T sugar
    • 1 stick butter, cut into 12 slices (chilled)
    • 3/4 cup heavy cream
    1. Place sliced strawberries in a large baggie and add marinade. Add drink ingredients and keep in refrigerator for at least one hour but no more than two.
    2. Preheat oven to 425. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar with a pastry cutter in a large bowl and then add butter using cutter until it resembles coarse meal. Make a well, add cream and combine with fork until moist and then let rest for one minute. Turn onto a floured surface and knead a couple times only (don’t overwork). Pat in a 6x12 rectangle and cut with a 3” round cutter. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. If desired, brush cream on top and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 10-15 until golden brown.
    3. Whip heavy cream with Grand Marnier and confectioners’ sugar until it holds a soft peak
    4. To assemble – drain strawberries (save juice), split biscuits, place whipped cream and strawberries in middle and top with additional cream.
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    1. You made the right choice, deb. I love shortcake w strawberries n cream. Yum yum

    2. Oh, this sounds so yummy! I love your twist on a classic strawberry shortcake using tequila. ;)

      Thank you for entering the Spiked! Recipe Challenge this month and Good Luck!!

    3. Sounds yummy and great pictures! I always have trouble knowing where to put the utensil in the pic!

    4. This looks so good, Deb! And of course, the photo looks amazing! Thanks for participating in Spiked! this month! :)

    5. That looks so yummy! The photo is amazing, I wish I could get pictures like that :)

    6. I'm not big on desserts unless they are pie . . . but fresh strawberry shortcake, especially when the cake is biscuit . . . yum! I'm drooling on the keyboard.

    7. And strawberries are in season right now. This sounds yummy! And where in the world did you find such a cool fork?

    8. Beautiful picture AND throwing in some extra booze with the Grand it!

    9. Oh yum, this looks so delicious - what a perfect summer dessert! I love the addition of tequila and grand marnier too!

    10. Oh Deb. This sounds and looks wonderful. I totally planned on doing Spiked this round, but life ran away with me and I didn't have time. Boo. I'm kind of glad I didn't. You recipes sounds like a shoe in for the win. :)

    11. Deb, this looks amazing. Thank goodness for strawberry season!! Thank you so much for your nice comment about The Blogger's Survival Guide. I hope you read it and enjoy it! We tried really hard not to leave anything out, but are looking for some constructive criticism. Let me know if you have a chance to read it! Thanks for stopping by Foodtastic Friday as well. You are so talented.

    12. Seriously beautiful photos. This is such a simple and delicious idea! The Gran Marnier was definitely a brilliant touch. I went the strawberry route, too-- strawberries and tequila make great friends, I think.

    13. Fresh and sweet, with an exotic hint. I love this dessert.

    14. That photo is GORGEOUS, and these shortcakes sound amazing! Good luck in the Spiked challenge :)

    15. Love it! Thanks for recipe :)

    16. Yum! This looks like a great treat! I can't wait to try it:)

    17. Looks so delicious! The photo is BEAUTIFUL too!!
      xoxo, Claire

    18. wow, so pretty! I bet is tastes even better too! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays and for the link back :o) Can't wait to see what you bring next week. Emily @ Nap-Time Creations
      oh, and I just posted looking for some help with my blog... maybe you can offer some advice?

    19. This looks soooo good! You totally deserve to win the challenge.

    20. I think you did great on the challenge! Thanks so much for sharing at Two Cup Tuesday on Pint Sized Baker. I've pinned it!

    21. Come party with APIMP!
      I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party.
      The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight.
      Hugs, Cathy

    22. Woot! You have been featured this week at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I'd love to see you back. Have a great week. :)

    23. Just wanted you to know that your recipe is being featured in a strawberry roundup today on Simple Living and Eating.

    24. Sounds so yummy! My first time visiting and really enjoyed your post can't wait to try it.Strawberry shortcakes are one of my favorite spring desserts. Theresa @DearCreatives


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