MIXED-BERRY SHORTCAKES

 

  • Cooking Time: 12 to 15
  • Servings: 6
  • Preparation Time:

Ingredients

  • 4 cups mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries and/or sliced strawberries)
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 cups heavy cream

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 425F.
  • Grease a baking sheet.
  • Gently toss the berries with 1 tablespoon sugar and let stand.
  • In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, salt and 1 tablespoon sugar.
  • Make a well in the center and pour in 1 cup cream. Using a fork, stir until just blended.
  • Scrape out the dough onto a floured surface; knead gently 8–10 times.
  • Roll the dough 1/2 inch thick.
  • Using a round cutter, cut out 6 biscuits, rerolling the scraps as necessary.
  • Transfer biscuits to the prepared baking sheet and brush tops with 2 tablespoons cream.
  • Sprinkle tops with 1 tablespoon sugar.
  • Bake the biscuits for 12–15 minutes or until the edges are golden.
  • Beat the remaining 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons cream and 1 tablespoon sugar at high speed until soft peaks form.
  • Using a serrated knife, halve the biscuits horizontally.
  • Place a generous spoonful of berries on each biscuit bottom, then top with whipped cream and biscuit tops.

Notes

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