1 hour intermediate

Recipe: Berry Shortcakes

Fresh, seasonal fruit paired with a delicious shortcake. Great for any occasion – birthday, holiday, or backyard BBQ.

You Will Need:

Shortcake

  • 2 cups Self Rising Flour
  • ½ cup Sugar, divided
  • ¼ cup Cold Butter
  • 1 cup of Milk
  • 1 stick Butter, melted

Berries

  • 15 halved Fresh Strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh Blueberries
  • 1 cup fresh Blackberries
  • ¼ cup Sugar

Topping

  • 2 cups Whipping Cream
  • ¼ Powder Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

Directions

In a large bowl, combine flour and ¼ cup sugar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Gradually stir in milk until a soft dough forms.

Drop the dough by heaping tablespoonfuls into eight mounds on a lightly greased baking sheet.

Brush tops with the melted butter liberally and sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup of sugar.

Bake at 375 F for 16-18 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.

Meanwhile, mix all the berries and sugar in a bowl and let sit at room temperature to allow the sugar to draw out the moisture and make a syrup.

Place the whipping cream in a cold bowl.  Using an electric mixer, whip the cream till peaks begin to form.  Mix in Powdered Sugar and Vanilla until the desired consistency is achieved.

Split Shortcakes in half.  Place bottom halves on serving plates; top with Berry mixture and whipped topping.  Replace shortcake tops.

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