Last weekend we had friends over for brunch. I made drop biscuits using the original Bisquick (which is vegan, the low fat is not). They came out amazingly delicious. They were dense and light with a yummy Sunday morning flavor. We had some leftover because I hid them. Leftover biscuits as we all know require the creation of Strawberry Shortcake. It is a well known fact. So I decided to recreate this timeless dessert, implementing some new vegan bravado in the kitchen. This is what I came up with.
By: S. Duquet
~Your fave chocolate dairy free ice cream (you wont need this until you are ready to serve)
~2 Cups sliced strawberries
~1/2 Cup orange juice (I used fresh squeezed)
~1/8 Tsp vanilla
~2 Tsp Agave (I used dark)
~1/16-1/8 Tsp ground cayenne (I used 1/8 in our batch and they were very peppy)
~1/8 Tsp granulated orange peel
Make It Happen
~Set sliced strawberries aside in a bowl
~Put all other ingredients (except ice cream and biscuits) in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.
~Immediately reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
~Pour this mixture over strawberries. Stir once or twice and let cool. Once it is cool, put in fridge to chill until ready to use.
Ready to Serve
~Cut your biscuits in half. Put a generous scoop of ice cream in the middle and replace biscuit lid.
~Spoon your strawberries in juice over the top of your biscuit ice cream tower.
~Freak out at how delicious the chocolate is with the heat and the sweet. If you eat them fast enough, it is like it never happened and you can eat the others before anyone notices. The recipe makes four.
The pairing of the chocolate ice cream with the spicy/sweet is outrageous. It reinvigorates your palate and wakes up your mind. The heat lingers and waits for the cold ice cream . The cayenne paired with the berries creates a sauce the color of a Mayan sunset. You will not believe the color of this sauce. I think it would be amazing on french toast, grilled or baked tofu, sorbet…a spoon, chocolate cake.
I hope you enjoy this recipe…we really did.
Have a delicious day.
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