Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Ultimate Almond Peach Shortcake

Here is what Vegan Mom and I indulged in on Valentine's Day. We've never been big Valentine's Day people, and with 3 kids, celebrating now means trying to stay up past 10:30. Ha! On the 14th we enjoyed a nice pasta dish (I will post that next), and then bolted these down while taking in a class piece of cinematic comedy: Dragnet.


INGREDIENTS
Shortcakes
Makes 6
- 1 3/4 cup flour
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 5 tbsp cold Earth Balance margarine
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- generous 3/4 cup soy creamer (or soy milk)
- 1 tsp almond extract

METHOD
Preheat oven to 450 degrees
1. Whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a bowl. Cut in cold margarine (or use your fingers) until it resembled coarse bread crumbs. Mix in almonds, soy creamer, and extract with a wooden spoon. Add a splash more creamer if dough is too stiff.
2. Spread batter into an extra large non-stick muffin tin (or, grease and flour a pan if you don't have a non-stick one) with a silicone spatula. You should have 6.
3. Bake for 15-17 mins, until lightly brown on top. Let cool for a 5 mins, then remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.

Filling
- 2 cups chopped frozen peaches
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 tbsp amaretto
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 1/2 tbsp soy creamer

Vegan Whipped Cream

METHOD
1. Heat peaches and sugar in a pot over med-hi heat. When bubbling, add amaretto, reduce heat to medium, and let bubble away for a few mins. Add cinnamon. Dissolve cornstarch into creamer and add to peaches. Bring back to bubbling and stir for one min, allowing to thicken. Remove from heat and let cool in the fridge.

To Assemble the Shortcakes:
Cut shortcakes in half. Spread some whipped cream on the bottom half, and then some peach filling. Place the top of the shortcake on, then top with more filling and a dollop of cream.

17 comments:

Eating Consciously said...

MMM! I love peach!

Vegetation said...

I empathize with romance being trying to stay up past 10:30! With 3 of my own it feels time alone is a rare rare thing.

This dessert sounds absolutely wonderful. Yum!

DJ Karma said...

Looks divine!

Kiersten said...

This sounds delicious. I love anything with almonds or peaches in it. Having both in one recipe is a double bonus.

shelby said...

This needs to be in my belly now! =)

PB and Jess said...

Those look awesome! I love peaches, so I'm definitely gonna give this recipe a try :)

~yolanda said...

Looks delightful!

Kelly said...

Yum. I do love shortcake. My favorite is a recipe that also incorporates cinnamon and oats.

Cynthia said...

This is what I'm talkin' about, V'Dad! Be sure to remind us of this when strawberry season comes. It'd be a winner for berries, too.

Bianca said...

Oh wow! I've never thought to top shortcake with anything other than strawberries...and I'm a little disappointed with myself about that. Thanks for this idea!

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

Another shortcake recipe! It feels like spring on the foodie blogs lately. That looks excellent.

Meg said...

This looks amazing! What a great vegan dessert!

dreaminitvegan said...

This looks so good! I can't wait until peach season. My grand mother used to make us apricot/peach cobbler and how comforting to eat it as an adult. This looks so much more mature! Thank you!

DJ said...

These look superb, and I can think of few better films to accompany them!

Vegan Crafts: items created without the use of animal ingredients, animal testing and animal processes said...

this looks so delicious, well your whole blog looks delicious
and i have to ask, will you adopt me and cook all these things for me? haha
thanks for writing sucha useful yummy blog!!!

snarkyvegan said...

OMG! That looks amazing!! I now know what I'm going to make for DH's bday. But then again, all your recipes look sooo awesome.

Thanks,
J

zlamushka said...

Fantastic shortbread, I d love to taste one :-)