Strawberry ShortcakeStrawberry shortcake is one of those iconic desserts-make it from scratch or not at all. If you're craving strawberry shortcake, you want the real deal: tender biscuits, pillowy whipped cream and ripe, juicy berries.
It need not be complicated…which is why we were impressed with the perfect simplicity of a reader recipe that recently came our way. The results were glorious-the nutritional analysis was anything but.
The original recipe packed:
28 grams total fat
18 grams saturated fat
Once we saw the numbers, the saturated fat was our main target for reduction. Here's how we made it healthy:
We dropped the heavy cream and a stick of butter from the biscuit, replacing it with a healthier blend of buttermilk, canola oil and reduced-fat cream cheese (a smaller amount of butter was left in the mix for its irreplaceable flavor).
- The cream was hardest to replicate, but a traditional whipped cream cut with reduced-fat sour cream gave