Biscuits are one of the things I'm still working to master and I'd pinned this Ginger Buttermilk Biscuit recipe a while back. When the Taste of Home monthly Bakeable Challenge was announced as strawberry shortcake I decided to give them a go. One of my biggest struggles with biscuits is the cutting in of the shortening. Normally I'd use a food processor, but mine went to appliance heaven and I haven't replaced it yet. I used a pastry blender but didn't get the texture I was looking for so I switched to using my hands until I did. I hate cleaning up flour off the countertop so I turned my dough out onto a pastry mat. I was very happy with how easily it came together and how well it rolled out. I got 16 biscuits with a 2 1/4" cutter. I've got a stackable set that I love and for these I used the straight edge. Look at all those chunks of crystallized ginger! I've always got it on hand because I like to snack on it. If you can't find it locally it
Temps in the 90s for several days straight has me looking for some treats to beat the heat, so I've gathered up some of the most popular cool treats to share with you today. 1) Affogato You might be wondering, what the heck is an affogato? In Italian, affogato means "drowned," and in the case of the dessert, you are drowning gelato or ice cream with a shot of coffee or espresso. 2) Strawberry Patch Frost 3) Honey Rum Grilled Banana Split 4) Strawberry Rhurbarb Ice Pops 5) Cowtipper Shake 6) Homemade Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream 7) Graham Cracker Fried Ice Cream 8) S'mores Milk Shake Enjoy the campfire treat in drinkable form! I love any excuse to break out the kitchen torch 9) Blueberry Lemonade Popsicles From scratch lemonade is the base for this fruity treat. It's also great with strawberries, blueberries, blackberries or a combinations of them all!