WOW! I have been a lazy blogger lately! But I missed all of you pepps out there though! I was a little embarressed when I saw that my last post was as old as March 7th!! It was really time to get back in the game of baking and blogging! I had a terrible flu in March and then started fasting till Easter…that’s why I didn’t do a lot of baking.
Michael and I also just returned from a wonderful vacation. We toured the US for about 3 weeks and got to see so many new places and meet with very dear friends. But that’ll be another blogger’s story on here.
For this week’s cakefriday I did a vacation inspired strawberry shortcake. I wanted to do something different with this American classic this time! Throw some avocado in the mix and make it more interesting!
Here we go! Avocado is a wonderful subsitute for fat in baking. it can beused in equal parts to substitude butter. When substituting oil you may need to add more liquid to thin out the dough for a disired consistency. But anyways, avocado also works really well with strawberries! Try a strawberry salad with avocado! Even add a scoop of low fat ice-cream and you’ll have a wonderful healthy and different dessert! Thanks to Nicole, Cooper and Hudson for serving us strawberry shortcakes for dessert one night
My recipe will make about 6-9 servings depending on the size of the shortcakes.
1/2 regular sized avocado, cooled in the fridge
1/2 stick cold butter
1.5 cups flour
0.5 to 0.75 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup fat free or low fat milk
pinch of kosher salt
whipped cream or cool whip
fresh strawberries to garnish
Preheat oven to 375°F
In a blender pulse flour, sugar, baking powder, salt to combine.
Add butter and avocado (in little cubes). Then pulse about 10 times to combine.
Add milk and egg. Pulse again a few times till you have an evenly texture.
Now for your shorcakes using either an ice cream scoop or a 1/4 to 1/3 cup measure. Put the shortcakes on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake for about 17-19 minutes at 350°F.
Let them cool on a grid and assemble dessert. You can also freeze leftover cakes for later treats.