No dessert says summer more than shortcake.
Now, while most people think of strawberry
shortcake, I’m going a slightly different route with another summer staple: rhubarb. Roasted Rhubarb Shortcake
, to be exact.
Growing up, my family was divided over what made shortcake a shortcake. My dad and brothers really liked the spongy disc-like shortcakes, while my mom and I preferred the biscuit type. My mom always made them with Bisquick and that’s how I still make them today.
Rhubarb is naturally tart, so quite a bit of sugar needs to go with it. So don’t see the amount of sugar in the recipe and think, “What?!” Strawberries are sweet, rhubarb is not, after all. In the end you’ll have a yummy and perfectly sweet dessert.
To make the shortcake:
Clean and chop the rhubarb into bite-size pieces.
Gather your ingredients for the shortcake.
In a large bowl mix the Bisquick, milk, butter, and sugar until just combined. Be careful not to over-mix.
In a medium sized bowl, toss the rhubarb and sugar together and let it sit for 15-20 minutes while juices start to form and sugar dissolves.
While the rhubarb is macerating, divide the dough into 6 equal parts and drop onto the ungreased cookie sheet. Top with sugar if desired.
Bake for 10-12 minutes at 425F. Let cool while you roast the rhubarb. Turn oven down to 400F. Place rhubarb in an oven safe pan/skillet. Cover with foil and for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and roast for another 5 minutes. Slice the shortcake in half, fill with rhubarb and whipped cream, and serve! Peabody loves ice hockey (she plays!) and all things baking! Check out her great stuff at her blog site Culinary Concoctions by Peabody and her Tablespoon profile.