Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes
From EatingWell: May/June 1994
Delicate chocolate biscuits are a perfect pairing with summer berries. This drop biscuit is especially quick because it doesn't need to be patted or rolled.
- 1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
- 1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
- 1 1/2 tablespoons reduced-fat cream cheese
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
- To make filling: Line a sieve with cheesecloth and set it over a bowl. (Alternatively, use a coffee filter lined with filter paper.) Spoon in yogurt and let drain in the refrigerator for 30 to 60 minutes. Toss strawberries with 3 tablespoons sugar in a bowl. Let stand at room temperature, stirring occasionally, until a syrup has formed, 20 to 30 minutes.
- To make biscuits: Position rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or coat it with cooking spray. Whisk together flour, cocoa, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Cut butter and cream cheese into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter or your fingertips until crumbly. Make a well in the center and add buttermilk, stirring with a fork until evenly moistened. Drop 4 mounds of batter, about 2 inches apart, onto the prepared baking sheet. Shape the mounds into 3-inch circles and bake until the tops spring back when touched lightly, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer biscuits to a rack and let cool slightly.
- To assemble shortcakes: Slice the biscuits in half crosswise with a serrated knife. Set bottoms on dessert plates. Spoon the strawberries and syrup over the biscuits and add a dollop of the drained yogurt. Top with the biscuit tops, dust with confectioners’ sugar and serve.
Per serving: 340 calories; 8 g fat (5 g sat, 1 g mono); 19 mg cholesterol; 64 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; 4 g fiber; 522 mg sodium; 432 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (72% daily value), Folate (22% dv), Calcium (21% dv), Selenium (18% dv), Magnesium (16% dv).
Carbohydrate Servings: 4
Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1 low-fat milk, 2 other carbohydrate, 1 fat
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- Total Time
- 1 hour or less
- Preparation/ Technique
- Ease of Preparation
- May/June 1994