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when the spirit of God intertwines our hearts
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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Celtic Cakes. . .

Celtic Cakes???

The Celtic knot symbol also referred to as the mystic knot, or the endless knot has an esoteric or spiritual meaning eluding to beginnings and endings. Celtic knots have no beginning or end, reminding us of the timeless nature of our spirit.

Individual Celtic Cakes:

2 1/3 cups Bisquick
3 Tablespoons Sugar

1/2 cup Milk
3 Tablespoons Butter, melted

Pre~heat oven to 425 degrees.
Melt butter.

Place Bisquick in a mixing bowl and add the sugar to combine.

Add the milk, then the melted, cooled butter.
Stir all ingredients until a soft dough forms.

Flour an individual tea biscuit cutter.

Turn the soft dough out onto a lightly floured working surface.

Work (or knead) the dough just until it is no longer sticky. Too much flour will make the dough tough!

On Crooked Creek, I seldom use a rolling pin. My Grandmother owned and operated a restaurant. My MoMa did the baking and short order cooking in the restaurant. My Aunt Jean was the head cook for the Garden Grove Elementary Schools.

Coming from a family of cooks, I was taught to use my hands to flatten the dough.

Cut out the Celtic Cakes until all the dough has been used.

Form the remaining dough (the scraps) into another ball and repeat the process.

Place on a cookie sheet. Melt  1 tablespoon butter and brush the tops. Then sprinkle lightly with sugar.

Place the Celtic Cakes in a 425 degree oven and bake 10 ~ 12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack to cool.

While the Celtic Cakes are cooling, rinse and slice fresh strawberries.

The above recipe for Celtic Cakes is full of Irish Blarney. . .
these are On Crooked Creek's mimic of Barefoot Contessa's Individual Shortcakes!!!

"Mr. Ed" chose to have his individual shortcake served in the traditional manner.

Sliced shortcake ~ then layered with whipping cream, strawberries, more whipping cream ~ finishing with the shortcake.

Topped off with a dollop of whipping cream and a strawberry!

Being the non~traditionalist in the family. . . I began with ample whipping cream!

A uniform layer of strawberries, followed by crumbled shortcake. Another ample portion of whipping cream with more strawberries and a spoon to dive right in!

These vintage, green depression dessert saucers and bowls seemed the perfect choice for our Individual Shortcakes on Crooked Creek!

Much like the Celtic knot that has no beginning or end is the following toast!

Let the purpose of all marriages
and friendships alike
be the deepening of the spirit
and the enrichment of the soul.


Until next time. . .


During the month of March, I'm aspiring to connect each post On Crooked Creek with a Green theme. Keep in mind that the word green has multiple meanings. In this post the Green theme refers to the hue of the vintage, green depression dessert saucers and bowls used to serve our Individual Shortcakes!

On Crooked Creek is joining our dear hostess,Yvonne @ StoneGable for On The Menu Monday just in time for some amazingly delicious recipes for upcoming St. Patrick's Day Holiday. Be sure to visit for some inspirational menu selections for your family dining experience! Welcome back, Yvonne it's refreshing to have you back in the Land of Blog!!!


Martha said...

These look really good -- I love the name -- Celtic Cakes!

podso said...

I'm enjoying your green posts ... and this one makes me hungry. It looks yummy and you've given a good tutorial here!

bj said...

I have strawberries, whipped creme...cake...uh hu!!
xoxo bj

Sarah said...

Pat, this looks delicious! Love fresh strawberries and cream. Enjoying your green theme month of posts! ~ Sarah

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Pat, goodness you are making me hungry. I have been cooking with strawberries a lot lately.

ALL this looks so delicious. You must be some great cook!

Hugs, Barb

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

These look delish, Pat.

I like your "green" idea!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Swoon! I love biscuits! Great recipe! I see that you have all your bicuits touching each other so they help each other rise! Thanks for joining ON THE MENU MONDAY with this recipe that will become part of tomorrow's lunch!

Candy said...

Okay.....these look wonderful. But, gotta know. What's the difference between Celtic Cakes and biscuits?? Now Im craving strawberry shortcake.

Candy @