This recipe makes four blueberry and four strawberry shortcakes. If you prefer to make just one flavor, simply double the amount of whichever berry you choose, and don’t divide the dry ingredients between two bowls. The shortcakes are best the day they are made.
As a favorite on "Top Chef" and cohost of "The Chew," Carla hall is known for cooking on TV, but her passion is cooking from the heart. This recipe adapted from "Cooking With Love: Comfort Food That Hugs You," by Carla Hall with Genevieve Ko, published by Free Press. copyright 2012. All rights reserved.
The butter for the frangipane should be about the same firmness as the almond paste so the two combine smoothly; otherwise, you will wind up with lumps of almond paste in your frangipane. This tart is best eaten the day it's made.