Saturday, April 7, 2012

96/99: Marionberry Shortcake

I've never heard of a marionberry before.  I went to good ole' Kroger with Marionberry on my list and didn't even ask the grocer what it was. I guarantee you that 99 out of 100 people in Jackson, Miss won't know what a marionberry is.

Well friends, I just looked. Apparently its a type of blackberry.  I don't know why Rose couldn't just say blackberry. Wikipedia deems the Marionberry "the Cabernet of blackberries."  I'm not really sure what that's supposed to mean either though. Cabernet is just another type of grape used when making wine. As far as I know, its not any better than a merlot grape. Maybe this is where I start sounding like I'm from Mississippi?

Nevertheless, I went for the raspberries- easy and classic.

This was pretty simple compared to a lot of the other recipes that I've gone through today.  Here's the morning prep:

And sadly I didn't take any more pictures of this cake.  But the exciting part is that my mom knew that I didn't have the right pan so she went and bought me a brand new shortcake pan!! So exciting!

Again, taste testing tomorrow- stay tuned!

Rose's Heavenly Cakes- page 332

1 comment:

  1. Stumbled across this post when I Googled "marionberry cake". Marionberries are a cross between blackberries and raspberries and grow primarily in the Northwest. I bet you're right - I'm sure there are very few people in the South who've heard of a marionberry! I've never even tried looking for them in Virginia.

    Hope your cake was tasty!