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Two Berry Shortcakes - Recipe

Use in season berries to make this delicious dessert.
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Two Berry Shortcakes Recipe
  • Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 450° F.
  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar in a large bowl. Blend in butter with fingertips until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • Add buttermilk and stir just until a soft, sticky dough forms. Add lemon zest.
  • Drop dough in 6 mounds approximately 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake until golden brown, approximately 12-13 minutes.
  • Transfer biscuits to a rack and cool to warm.
  • While biscuits bake, gently mash half of the berries with 2 tablespoons sugar in bowl, then stir in the rest of the berries.
  • Beat cream together with sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until it holds soft peaks.
  • Carefully cut biscuits in half horizontally and arrange one bottom half, split side up, on each of six plates.
  • Top each with berries, whipped cream, the other half of the biscuit and serve.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
- Biscuits:
-2 cups flour
-2 teaspoons baking powder
-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-2 tablespoons sugar
-5 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter, cut into bits
-1 cup well shaken buttermilk
- Filling:
-12 ounces raspberries (approximately 3 cups)
-6 ounces blackberries or blueberries (approximately 1 1/2 cups)
-2 tablespoons sugar
- Cream:
-1 cup well chilled heavy cream
-1 tablespoon sugar