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Mini Strawberry Shortcakes with Homemade Fromage Blanc and Lemon Rosemary Gremolata

By Pielove, member

March 26th, 2009

One of the keys with mini desserts is to have vibrant tastes and contransting textures so that a single, small portion is truly satisfying. Inspired by the mint shortcakes in FC 98, and some tasty berries, I decided to make shortcakes. I made the shortcakes into small blobs, then flattened them into cookies and baked them until very golden brown for a crunchy and chewy texture and emphatic buttery taste. For the dairy, I used the last of a batch of fromage blanc that I had made using cultures and directions from This cheese is just cultured and drained, so it has a very creamy texture and a very tangy taste. I didn't sweeten the cheese, so the only sweetness came from the biscuits. To add extra flavor, I topped the berries with microplaned lemon zest and finely minced rosemary-- like a gremolata, but no garlic! This was excellent-- crunchy, buttery biscuits topped with tangy, creamy cheese and juicy strawberries with the aroma of lemon and rosemary.

posted in: Gallery, strawberry, Make it Mini, cheesemaking, mini, shortcake
Comments (2)

peskyone writes: What a creative dessert. I love the idea of the lemon zest and rosemary. The photo is beautiful too. Thanks for sharing. Posted: 9:41 pm on April 5th

NJacobsons writes: These are beautiful - and I'm sure they were delicious! We made the mint shortcakes a few days ago, too. I think using the fromage blanc is a great idea! Posted: 10:35 pm on March 26th

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