Fennel and Rhubarb Stacks (Winter Shortcakes) Recipe

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  1. Chop fennel coarsely.
  2. Mix sugar with cornstarch in a medium saucepan. Stir in cranberry juice, add fennel. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently then reduce heat so it barely simmers for 20 minutes uncovered.
  3. Meanwhile if there are any extra large pieces of rhubarb, cut in half.
  4. When fennel is tender, stir in vanilla and rhubarb. Increase heat briefly until it bubbles. Stir once and without any more stirring reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes until rhubarb is tender.
  5. Filling can be served warm or at room temperature. Can be made ahead, cvered and refridgerated for up to 2 days. Gently warm, avoid vigorous stirring because it breaks up the rhubarb.
  6. Arrange oven rack to just above center. Preheat to 450 degrees.
  7. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or coat with baking spray.
  8. Stirl flour with baking powder, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Grate cold butter into flour mixture. Toss.
  9. Using a fork, mix cream with egg until smooth. Stir into flour mixture til dough forms.
  10. Turn out onto a floured surface. Knead twice. Pat to about 1/2 inch thick. Cut into 8 rounds about 2 1/2 inches wide. Press scraps to shape more biscuits. Place on baking sheet, dampen with water or cream and sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  11. Bake 12 to 14 minutes until richly golden. Cool on a rack. (can be frozen up to two weeks in an airtight container).
  12. Split biscuits horizontally in 2. Spoon filling over bottom, top with sugar coated half. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.
  13. TIP: Don't bother buying different creams. Whipping cream which keeps a very long time can be made into 18% by cutting it 50/50 with milk. Or make 10% coffee cream by using a 1/4 whipping cream to 3/4 milk.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2171.73 Kcal (9093 kJ)
Calories from fat 1498.61 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 166.51g 256%
Cholesterol 52.36mg 17%
Sodium 942.43mg 39%
Potassium 539.09mg 11%
Total Carbs 149.49g 50%
Sugars 42.53g 170%
Dietary Fiber 7.32g 29%
Protein 95.9g 192%
Vitamin C 13.5mg 22%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Calcium 414.6mg 41%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 181.21 Kcal (759 kJ)
Calories from fat 125.04 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.89g 256%
Cholesterol 4.37mg 17%
Sodium 78.64mg 39%
Potassium 44.98mg 11%
Total Carbs 12.47g 50%
Sugars 3.55g 170%
Dietary Fiber 0.61g 29%
Protein 8g 192%
Vitamin C 1.1mg 22%
Iron 0.2mg 16%
Calcium 34.6mg 41%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 56.5
  • 67

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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