Strawberry Shortcake with White Chocolate Whipped Cream #ChocolateParty

Strawberry Shortcakes with White Chocolate Mousse

Strawberry Shortcake with White Chocolate Whipped Cream

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For those of you who aren’t familiar with our monthly Chocolate Party, hosted by my dear friend, Roxana, it’s a blogger event where we all have a month to pair a selected ingredient with chocolate. This month’s Chocolate Party ingredient is buttermilk...which provides tenderness to so many baked goods…like in my favorite biscuits. I decided to make some sweet, flaky, buttermilk shortcakes with Grand Marnier spiked strawberries for our Easter dessert.  And instead of spoonfuls of ordinary whipped cream, dollops of white chocolate mousse would contribute a heavenly, indulgent topping. This Strawberry Shortcake with White Chocolate Whipped Cream was exquisite.

Strawberry Shortcake with White Chocolate Whipped Cream

Using a technique I picked up via Cook’s Illustrated, I used my fingers to flatten pieces of cold butter in the biscuit dough. Then after rolling out the dough on a flour dusted silpat, I folded it over twice, like a letter, then rolled again. Sort of a modified lamination…as when making puff pastry or croissant dough, which helps build layers in the finished backed goods. The whipped mousse topping is simply made by melting white chocolate with some heavy cream, then allowing this ganache to cool and folding it into stiffly whipped cream. Orange liqueur added to sliced berries gives them a touch of elegance…perfect for a holiday dessert. So as we enter fresh berry season in the northern hemisphere, I hope you will try this out of the ordinary strawberry shortcake for any special occasion.

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1.) Blog about your chocolate treat. Your recipe must include the two ingredients we choose. It can be a simple no bake treat or a sophisticated layer cake, the complexity level of the recipe is totally up to you.

2.) Include a link back to this post or the Chocolate party page. Optional, add the Chocolate Party logo in your blog post or on your sidebar.

3.) Your recipe must be published during the current month. Please do not link old recipes, they will be deleted.

Strawberry Shortcake with White Chocolate Whipped Cream…#ChocolateParty

Ingredients

  • For biscuits/shortcakes:
  • 2 1/2 cups flour plus more for rolling dough
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 stick cold butter
  • 1 1/4 cup cold buttermilk
  • For mousse:
  • 8 ounces good quality chocolate, I used Guittard
  • 1 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • For strawberry topping:
  • 3-4 cups of strawberries, sliced
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier, optional

Instructions

  1. Make Biscuits. Preheat oven to 450º. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. Cut in shortening in with pastry blender till resembles corn meal. Cut butter into 8 pieces and, one at a time, rub them into the flour with your fingers till they are flattened into thin sheets.
  3. Put the bowl in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  4. Add all the buttermilk except the last two tablespoons. Carefully toss with a spatula till well moistened. If the dough is too dry, add the remaining buttermilk. Lightly flour a silpat or your countertop and roll the dough out to approximately 11 x 16. Fold the dough into thirds, then roll to about an inch thick.
  5. Cut into biscuits using round biscuit or cookie cutter. Dip the cutter into flour if it sticks to the dough. Gather scraps to make last couple biscuits. Bake about 15 minutes or till lightly browned.
  6. Make mousse while biscuits are cooking: Melt white chocolate with 2/3 cup cream in a microwave, stopping and stirring at short intervals till chocolate is melted, and ganache is smooth. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  7. Beat remaining 1 cup of cream to stiff peaks. Fold about 1/3 of cream into cooled (should be thickened, but not firm) chocolate. Then fold in the rest of the cream. Chill for 2 hours before serving.
  8. For berries: slice strawberries and sweeten with sugar. Mix in Grand Marnier. Chill till ready to serve.
  9. To serve, break shortcakes in half, top bottom with a large dollop of mousse followed by spoonfuls of berries. Top with rest of shortcake.
  10. Yield: 6-9 depending on size of your cutter.
  11. Cook Time: 15 minutes
  12. Total time: 2 1/2 hours
  13. Biscuit Recipe adapted from Cook's Illustrated and Mousse Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit
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Comments

  1. Yummy! Nice tip about incorporating the cold pats of butter into the biscuit dough…Terrific suggestion, too, about spiking strawberries…And substituting white chocolate mousse for straight whipped cream. Another keeper recipe! Thanks, Liz =)

  2. carol | a cup of mascarpone says:

    Hi Liz! I love how you took the two Chocolate Party ingredients for April and incorporated them into something you wouldn’t think about! Love your creativity! A beautiful dessert!!!

  3. Beautiful shortcakes, I’ve been craving fresh strawberries and this is the perfect use for them!

  4. Yum, Liz!!!! The cream looks luscious!

  5. I’m going to “steal” your method of flattening the cold butter with the fingers next time I make biscuits. I love them but almost never they turn out as flaky as I’d like.
    Thanks for sharing and thank you for participating again to this month chocolate party

  6. Ooh, what a classic dessert! And so fresh, too!

  7. Love the short cakes! It is a perfect desert!

  8. Liz, this dessert looks amazing, and I love the tip about laminating the shortcakes. Gorgeous as always!

  9. Wow. This is seriously delicious looking. Yum!!

  10. Mmm the white chocolate mousse.. drool!! These look divine :)

  11. Swoon! Now if only I could reach through the screen and devour this as a midnight snack…

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  13. These look so delicious, your photos are gorgeous!

  14. What fabulous topping for a strawberry shortcake. I could eat a whole bowl of just the topping and berries. :)

  15. Liz…what a GREAT twist on a classic strawberry shortcake! I absolutely love the idea of the whipped white chocolate mousse! And I’m definitely going to try your tip of flattening the butter into the biscuits with your fingers. My biscuits somehow, are never as light as I would like. These look heavenly! : )

  16. Thanks for the tips on pressing the cold butter into the biscuit dough, Liz. I’ve only made biscuits twice – once was a total disaster. I’m looking forward to tackling this recipe! And brilliant move on making white chocolate whipped cream – everything about this dish sounds heavenly!

  17. You’re killing me, Liz. Both strawberry shortcake and strawberries in white chocolate mousse are very, very high on my list of favorite sweets. And, you’ve combined them!!

  18. Another delectable creation with beautiful photos and bet the taste is even better! looks delicious!

  19. A favorite classic with white chocolate mousse, oh yeah this is fantastic!!

  20. Love the idea of your party. I brought over some strawberry cupcakes with marzipan strawberries. We have having a party tomorrow featuring strawberries. Your Strawberry Shortcakes would be great. Hope you can bring it over. http://www.tumbleweedcontessa.com/blog. It starts tomorrow morning.

    Linda

  21. Foodie Friday Rattlebridge says:

    Oh, my! Delicious! This looks fresh as a spring breeze. Beautiful photography!

  22. Looks delish! Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes ~ Paula

  23. Thanks for sharing with Tumbleweed Contessa at What’d You Do This Weekend? Hope to see you again tomorrow.

    Have a great week,
    Linda

  24. One of my favorite ideas for chocolate and buttermilk. And so cheerful for a spring table! Really gorgeous Liz, especially with the orange liqueur!

  25. Hi Liz!
    I made these for a dinner party tonight. They were awesome! The white chocolate whipped cream is incredible! I used lemon juice in the strawberries instead of the Grand Marnier since we had kids at the table. Easy, delicious, and impressive looking! Thanks for posting!

  26. Bill Austin says:

    Hi, love to try this of one that you baked.
    It looks really good . I fallowed this recipe to the letter twice. Both times very dry wet dough. But the first time baked it any way . Loved the taste but very crumbly could not be cut or served to company. 2nd time dry again so I added a half cup milk . It’s in the oven looks better but only time will tell .

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