Tuesday, 8 June 2010

TWD: Tender Shortcakes


Two of my favourite fruits - mango and lychee are in season in Taiwan at the moment and I can't resist buying them whenever I go to the market. Another fruit that starts to appear more often in the markets recently is a kind of small melon. The flesh is thin and light green in colour, and it's very sweet too!

Since I have these three fruits at home, I decided to use them for tender shortcakes, which is a recipe chosen by The Tortefeasor for TWD this week. Shortcakes are similar to scones or biscuits. Fluffy, crumbly and smells so good when they're fresh out of the oven, I had 3 pieces at one go!

If you want to give the recipe a try, head over to Cathy's blog!

17 Comments:

Romaine said...

What an interesting choice of fruits! Wish I could take bite of yours.

Flourchild said...

Great picture! I love mango, great idea to pair them with the tendercakes!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Wonderful shortcakes! Perfect with fruits!

Cheers,

Rosa

cindy said...

Great choice of fruit. I would love to taste your shortcake. It looks delish!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

tropical fuit shortcakes sound delicious! and your mango looks so much more beautiful than the ones i get where i live.

Dragana said...

Mangoes and lychees...fantastic together! That must have been some shortcake!

Kimberly Johnson said...

Your shortcakes sound wonderful! I love mangoes myself and mango shortcake is my baking list for next month.

Cathy said...

Oh, I love your tropical spin on these shortcakes! I don't think I've ever had lychee - I need to keep my eyes out for some! The mango had to be fabulous with these. Glad you enjoyed them - they look fantastic. Thanks so much for baking along with me this week!

Mary said...

They look fantastic with the tropical fruit. I have some mango here, so now I'm thinking about making more!

Amber Marie said...

Mango - oh lovely! I bet it was very good with the shortcakes. Love your pictures.

Engineer Baker said...

I'm jealous of your lychees - never had them, but they always sound wonderful. Nice looking shortcake too!

Pamela said...

Beautiful!!

Bits of Taste said...

Nice looking shortcake! remind me of the strawberry shortcake cartoon! Lovely!

Carol Peterman said...

How fortunate you are to have all that exotic fruit to play with. I bought manogsteen on an impuls at the store and tossed it on my shortcakes. Even though it was good I bet it doesn't have even a fraction of the flavor what you get in Thailand!

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Leslie said...

What a beautiful photo! Mango would be brilliant with these. My hubs would die if I made them that way...thanks for the inspiration!

TeaLady said...

A very tropical shortcake mix. Looks refreshing.