Raspberry desserts are my favorite, but raspberries and chocolate are even better. Since we went berry picking a few days ago we had plenty of raspberries to use, we just had to decide on a recipe.
On my mom's suggestion, I made these Chocolate Raspberry Shortcakes. They turned out to be quite excellent and different from other desserts I usually make.
You start out by mixing up a dough similar to that of a scone. Like a scone, it doesn't use too much sugar and is mostly butter and flour.
I really had to work it together with my hands to get the dough to stick so I added an extra splash of cream in order to form the balls of dough.
Since the recipe only makes two servings, I doubled it but made six shortcakes. They turned out to be a pretty good size this way.
They came out of the oven wonderfully light, although a bit more cracked then I would have liked. For this reason I decided not to cut them in half and serve the berry sauce inside. Instead, I just spooned it on top and added some whipped cream.
And voila- a fancy (but actually very easy) chocolate raspberry dessert- Chocolate Raspberry Shortcakes!