You are here: Home » Baking » Easy Shortcakes Easy Shortcakes Baking,Dessert,Recipes http://relish.com/articles/easy-shortcakes/ by RelishJune 1, 2010 Short in name only, these cakes are long on flavor. Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn http://pgoarelish2.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/40314-easy-shortcakes-relish.jpg Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint What Makes Shortcakes “Short”? “Short” is a pastry term for dough with a high proportion of fat to flour. The fat coats the gluten strands in the dough and “shortens” them, producing a rich, flaky biscuit. Pat out the dough and slice it for biscuit-style shortcakes or spoon it directly onto the baking sheet for drop-style shortcakes—the choice is yours. By Nancy Krcek Allen. Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint Coconut Shortcakes with Fresh Summer Fruit A delightful combination of colorful fruit takes homemade shortcakes beyond strawberries. Pecan Shortcakes with Blackberries Sweet berries and cream look beautiful on a rich, nutty shortcake.