Friday, November 21, 2014

Foodie Friday- Strawberry Shortcake, Biscuit Style

Strawberry Shortcake, Biscuit Style
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 1 stick very cold butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 tbsp grated orange zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 cups cleaned, sweetened, partially crushed strawberries
  • Whipped cream topping
  1. Preheat oven to 400F. In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, sugar, cream of tartar, soda, salt, nutmeg. Cut the butter into slices and work it into the flour mixture with a pastry blender until a coarse meal forms. In a medium bowl, combine the cream, milk, orange zest and vanilla and add all at once to the flour mixture. Combine quickly, forming a stiff dough; don't over work it.
  2. Turn the dough out on to a lightly floured surface and divide the dough into 6 parts. Flour your hands and quickly form the portions into 3 inch circles 3/4 inch thick. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until the biscuits are a light golden brown. To serve, place in a shallow bowl or deep plate and top with the sweetened berries. Dollop on the whipped cream topping. 
Kelsey Conway 
Backus-Page House Museum 

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