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Cherry Shortcake

Another catch up post here: remember when I wrote about the first cherries of summer? Well this is what I ended up making with them.

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I made these shortcakes from, I think, a NY Times recipe. But it’s been about half a year, so I could be mistaken. In any case, it was lovely: somewhere between a biscuit and a scone.

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In any case, I know I topped them with a cherry compote and a yogurt cream. I splurged on a cherry pitter, so prepping the cherries was a breeze. Then I gently simmered them in some rosé with a bit of white pepper and a decent amount of sugar.

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The cream was very simple. Good quality vanilla yogurt, heavy cream, and a pinch of vanilla sugar.

cherry closeup

So delicious. And I love the bright pinkish-red of the cherry sauce.

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Hi, I'm Mercedes. I'm a PhD candidate in politics and a trained pastry chef. I'm also an amateur photographer, hobby quilter, and all-around nutty girl living in the Big Apple.

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