Homemade Croissant-Doughnuts, Truffles and More DIY Treats
We know there's no substitute for the real thing—but these DIY versions come really, really close (and you can eat them in your pajamas).
Photo: Matt Wittmeyer Photography
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We've spotted shortcakes drizzled with the Italian liqueur on restaurant menus and seen recipes for versions that include homemade biscuits, but Heather "Cupcakes" Saffer, author of The Dollop Book of Frosting
and winner of Food Network's Cupcake Wars
, puts a semihomemade spin on the dessert that we haven't seen before. She does make her own strawberry frosting (it's hard to beat the sweet-tart flavor of fresh berries), but relies on a roll of refrigerated buttermilk biscuits for the dessert's base. They're just as absorbent as ones made from scratch, so they beautifully soak up the zingy limoncello.
Get the recipe: Strawberry-Frosted Limoncello "Shortcakes"