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Shortcakes

Categories: Biscuits & Scones

Submitted by: Mani Niall

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp sugar divided
  • 1 tbsp Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • berries such as blueberries, raspberries, boysenberries, huckleberries, etcup fresh
  • 5 tbsp butter cold and cut into bits
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup yogurt made from whole milk
  • Instant Lemon Curd
    • 1/2 c. sugar
    • 1 1/2 c. half and half or whole milk
    • 1/2 c. lemon juice
    • 1 1/2 tbsp. Clabber Girl Cornstarch
    • 2 tbsp. butter cold and cut into bits
    • shortcakes
    • 1/2-1 tbsp. lemon zest to taste
    • fresh berries

Instructions

Set a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 425 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, 3 tablespoons of the sugar, Clabber Girl Baking Powder and salt. Cut the butter in using a pastry blender or your hands until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Do not over mix; there should still be small chunks of butter visible. Make a well in the center and add the yogurt or sour cream. Stir with a wooden spoon just enough to make a soft dough.

Gently knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 20 seconds. Pat the dough down into a circular shape about 3/4 inch thick. Cut with a knife into 6 or 8 triangular pie-style wedges. Carefully lift each scone onto the baking sheet and place about 1 inch apart. Sprinkle with the reserved tablespoon of sugar and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden brown.

Cool slightly and split the shortcakes in half horizontally. To serve: Place each shortcake bottom on a dessert plate. Drop several tablespoons of the lemon curd over the shortcake and divide the berries evenly over the lemon curd. Place the shortcake tops over, lobbed to the side a bit. If you like, drizzle the plates with any remaining lemon curd and berries just like your favorite pastry chef. Makes 6-8 servings.

Recipe by Mani Niall