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Gingery Blueberry Shortcake Sliders

Posted By Susan On July 8, 2010 @ 9:36 pm In Baking,Cakes and Cupcakes,Fruits,Muffins, Biscuits and Scones,Quick and Easy,Recipes | 35 Comments

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Here’s a little something I made for our Fourth of July celebration last weekend.  Aren’t they cute?  They’re Gingery Blueberry Shortcake Sliders. I made silver dollar-sized cream biscuits and filled them with a fresh lime-scented blueberry compote, topped with little puddles of lovely whipped cream.  I call them “gingery” because I added tiny bits of crystallized ginger to the biscuit dough.  Who knew that tiny bits of crystallized ginger could make cream biscuits taste so divine?  But they do!  And, they were so perfect together with that blueberry compote that I think they should get married and stay together forever.  I can’t help it. I’m a hopeless romantic.

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Another great thing about these shortcake sliders is that they are a breeze to make.  First, you have to make the biscuits.   I used a recipe from Alice Waters’ [3]The Art of Simple Food. [4] The dough is super easy to make and takes about five minutes to pull together.  While the biscuits are baking, you can make the blueberry compote and whip up some cream.  Then, all you have to do is assemble the sliders. 

Here’s how I made the biscuit dough.

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I used a pastry blender instead of the food processor to cut the butter into the dry ingredients, because Alice says to.  Who am I to argue with Alice Waters?

Then, I rolled out my dough and used my smallest biscuit cutter to cut out the slider “buns”.

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Here they are slathered with a little cream, waiting to go into the oven.

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Aww! Aren’t they cute?

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This blueberry compote was so good, I wanted to drink it right out of the cup!  I only cooked the berries for a few minutes, so they still “popped” in your mouth.  The recipe makes extra so you have enough to pour over some ice cream after the shortcake sliders are all gone.

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This is just a gratuitous photo. I put it in because it’s my blog and I liked it.

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These Gingery Blueberry Shortcake Sliders would be great on a buffet table or at a picnic or barbecue.  They’re the perfect little one-bite treat!

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