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Strawberry Grand Marnier Shortcake + Giveaway

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Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, a reliable strawberry growing season was not always guaranteed. Every year the garden would be packed with strawberry plants, but then half way through the season, the inevitable would happen and they would be decimated by the legion of local squirrels and the steady influx of slugs making their way to the family garden, cleaning us out of our previous dreamed of abundance of strawberries for a batch of my mom’s coveted strawberry shortcake.

All measures of protection were taken, from foiled streamers to keep out the birds, and wired cages with heavy lids that took my little sister and I both to muster.  But if there weren’t enough berries to rustle up a batch of strawberry shortcakes, we always knew where to get the best berries in town.

Strawberry Grand Marnier Shortcake - www.countrycleaver.com

Driscoll’s knows the true meaning of summer and that strawberry shortcake goes hand in hand with warm, sunny days.  With more than 100 years as the strawberry of choice for America’s Strawberry Shortcake, it is hard to beat this classic treat.

Classics are hard to beat, but even small changes can take the best treats around and make them special. One of my favorite ways to jazz up berries is with a small addition of orange flavor. The fresh berries go from alive to jazzy with the zest of an orange, or if you’re a bit of a rebel adding a splash of orange liqueur to the strawberries to brighten them up with even more flavor to match their jeweled color.

Strawberry Grand Marnier Shortcake - www.countrycleaver.com

Liven up your summer with sweet red Driscoll’s strawberries, fluffy shortcakes and celebrate more 100 years of history all topped with a whipped cream bow.

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Strawberry Grand Marnier Shortcake

Yield: 6

Prep Time: 25 Minutes

Cook Time: 13 Minutes

Total Time: 28-30 Minutes

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Ingredients:

Strawberry Topping:

2 1-pound packages Driscoll’s Strawberries , cored and diced

¼ cup Sugar

2 Tbsp Grand Marnier

1 Tbsp Orange Zest

 

Shortcake:

2 cups Flour, plus extra for working

¼ cup Sugar

1 Tbsp Baking Powder

½ tsp Baking Soda

½ cup Butter, cubed

½ cup Buttermilk

1 Tbsp Orange Zest

1 Egg

1 Egg White

1 Tbsp Water

2 Tbsp Coarse Sugar for dusting

 

For Whipped Topping:

1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream

1 Tbsp Grand Marnier Liqueur

3 Tbsp Sugar

Directions:

For the Driscoll’s Strawberry Topping:

In a large bowl, combine the cored and diced Driscoll’s strawberries, and sprinkle with sugar, orange zest and Grand Marnier liqueur. Using a spoon or spatula, stir the ingredients until the sugar has dissolved. Place the mixture into the fridge until ready to serve.

 

For the shortcake:

 

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

 

In a food processor with a blade attachment, or in a large bowl with a pastry cutter, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until fluffy. Add in the cubed butter and pulse, or cut in the butter until large pea sized crumbles form.

 

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, and orange zest.  Pour in the flour mixture and using a spatula or rubber scraper, fold the flour mixture into the buttermilk mixture. Fold together until the dough just begins to clump together. Do not over mix.

 

Pour the dough out onto a floured surface and gather the dough together. Knead the dough 5 or 6 times until it just all sticks together. Gently pat out into a rectangle. Using a biscuit cutter, cut out the dough into several shortcakes. Place each shortcake onto the lined baking sheet. Combine the scraps together again and make additional biscuits.

 

In a small dish, whisk together egg white and water to make a wash for the shortcakes. Brush the tops of the shortcakes with the egg wash and then sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake the shortcakes for about 12 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from the rack to cool before serving.

 

For Whipped Cream:

In a stand mixer with a whisk attachment, beat heavy whipping cream until it is light and fluffy. Slowly add in the sugar and continue to whisk until soft peaks form. Add in Grand Marnier liqueur and beat until stiff peaks form. Set aside for assembly.

 

To assemble:

 

Split the shortcakes with a fork. Place the bottom half of the shortcake onto a plate. Top with prepared, chilled Driscoll’s Strawberries.  Top with prepared whipped cream. To finish, place the other half of the shortcake on top and sprinkle on additional orange zest if available. Serve immediately.

*Fine Print* This post, recipe and giveaway were sponsored by Driscoll’s. All opinions are my own.

   

92 Responses to “Strawberry Grand Marnier Shortcake + Giveaway”

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    Gaby — June 7, 2014 @ 7:30 am

    Love the addition of the Grand Marnier! Such a gorgeous summer dessert!

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — June 7, 2014 @ 7:38 am

    Such a lovely summer treat!

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    Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) — June 7, 2014 @ 9:38 am

    I love strawberry shortcake’s. One of my favorite summer desserts. :)

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    Liz @ Floating Kitchen — June 7, 2014 @ 1:21 pm

    I love strawberry shortcake. My mom always made this for my birthday (I’m a June baby).

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    Kaylin@EnticingHealthyEating — June 7, 2014 @ 3:08 pm

    Yum! This makes me crave strawberry ice cream. Maybe I’d use the Driscoll’s berries in a homemade strawberry ice cream?…

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    Jeanne (NanaBread) — June 8, 2014 @ 6:10 pm

    Love the shortcakes. We use berries in everything, all summer long – salads, pies, ice cream – you name it! I especially love canning jams & jellies in the summer to use throughout the year and give as gifts. It’s a gift that keeps on giving.

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    DessertForTwo — June 9, 2014 @ 5:14 am

    This is probably the most beautiful photo of strawberry shortcakes I’ve ever seen! I can’t wait to make these!

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — June 9, 2014 @ 6:31 am

    What a fun summer dessert. Grand marnier just makes things better!

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — June 9, 2014 @ 6:40 am

    Now, this is making my Monday more tolerable!! Gorgeous!

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    Miss — June 9, 2014 @ 8:04 am

    I want this for breakfast!

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    Tasha @ ThatsSoYummy — June 9, 2014 @ 8:18 am

    These are perfect for summer!

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    Alexis @ Upside Down Pear — June 9, 2014 @ 8:47 am

    I love this! Strawberries plus Grand Marnier just screams summer to me! Although I’ll probably try to find a way to have this all year round :) I can totally picture my boyfriend eating this and adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

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    Linda — June 9, 2014 @ 10:14 am

    We like to go to the park and have picnics a lot in the summer and strawberries are the perfect dessert to bring along.

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    mysweetiepiepie — June 9, 2014 @ 1:41 pm

    I’ll spend the summer eating all the produce from the veggie garden and Driscall’s will provide the berries that I’m not growing.

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    Elle — June 9, 2014 @ 3:43 pm

    I plan to go to the beach with my family a lot this summer and strawberries are a great snack for the beach.

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    Bri | Bites of Bri — June 10, 2014 @ 3:29 am

    OOOOH….I love the idea of adding grand marnier to this strawberry dessert. Does a little GM make everything better? On your margarita, on your strawberry shortcake, everything!

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — June 11, 2014 @ 8:45 am

    Grand Marnier is now a new MUST in all my shortcakes. Swoon! Pinned :)

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    Aimee Campbell — June 12, 2014 @ 7:46 am

    I love eating strawberries fresh but jam making is what I really love! Strawberry kiwi jam is a must have in my pantry!

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    rachel — June 13, 2014 @ 7:12 am

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    HS — June 13, 2014 @ 5:52 pm

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    Christy Spurlock — June 13, 2014 @ 6:04 pm

    I spend my time outside as much as possible with an old ice cream freezer with strawberry ice cream going.

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    Heather Spooner — June 13, 2014 @ 7:14 pm

    I’ll spend the summer tending my garden. I’d use Driscoll’s strawberries in my favorite shortcake recipe. Thanks!

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    CHRISTINA DUTRA — June 13, 2014 @ 7:39 pm

    this summer my fiance and i will be hosting a lot of pool parties, bbq’s, and dinner parties, so Driscoll’s strawberries will definitely be apart of all of them! i’ll be making fruit tarts, fruit salads, chocolate covered strawberries, and more.

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    Anne — June 14, 2014 @ 2:53 pm

    I have no plans at all for this summer. Just hanging around the house as usual, watching the world, cooking, eating, growing herbs in pots, and oh, did I say eating? I love summer foods, especially fruits and berries. And of course, the Driscoll’s brand is always reliable for delicious fruits, which I’ll be serving up often.

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    My summer goal is to learn to balance my life better and declutter our house (garage sale time). Driscoll berries are going to be a part of the balancing life better part, since I’m trying to eat better and lose weight. :-)

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    christine jessamine — June 15, 2014 @ 1:37 pm

    we will be taking alot of strawberries up with us camping. It makes the perfect snack food

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    Sherrie C. — June 15, 2014 @ 4:20 pm

    I will be traveling out of state to visit family and visiting the beach. Driscoll’s berries will accompany me to many of these places because I am addicted to fresh strawberries and berries in general :)

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    Ayesha — June 20, 2014 @ 2:17 pm

    I am spending my summer studying for exams. Driscoll’s will be a part of it in the form of strawberries and scones!

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    Janice R. — June 21, 2014 @ 1:57 pm

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    Sandy Headtke — June 22, 2014 @ 9:08 pm

    Driscolls will be in my salads and smoothies. I also freeze them and have them all year long.

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    Rach Yerkes — June 22, 2014 @ 9:32 pm

    I will spend my summer sitting on the porch , picnicking with kids , and playing in the back yard. And making strawberry lemonade slush with Driscoll Berries!

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    Corinne — June 22, 2014 @ 10:05 pm

    Packing them into lots of amazing camping and fishing spots with me! Nothing like good carbs before a day spent wandering the wilderness!

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    Jeffrey — June 23, 2014 @ 3:48 am

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    Mary W — June 23, 2014 @ 6:04 am

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    Mary W — June 23, 2014 @ 6:08 am

    Forgot to mention that Driscoll’s is a big part of our summer. We use Driscoll’s berries in our yogurt and cereal in the mornings, as snacks during the day and in salads and baking for dinners.

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    Susan P. — June 23, 2014 @ 9:20 am

    Summer means fruit salad around my house and Driscoll’s is always included. Strawberries, bananas, peaches, apples, watermelon and grapes are the main fruits and I add whatever else is on hand. Summer is picnics at the park nearby and casual dinners out back.

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    Patricia Caradonna — June 23, 2014 @ 11:03 am

    We plan on camping at the beach this summer at least once per month. Since it is so hot, we make strawberry daiquiris with Driscolls frozen berries.

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    Dawn Monroe — July 1, 2014 @ 1:46 pm

    We plan to spend time with our grandkids. We want to camp, swim and fish. Our family makes a huge ice cream social on the 4th of July and strawberries are always a favorite topping.

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