Berry Shortcakes

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Makes: 17  servings Prep 45 mins Bake 400°F 25 mins Start to Finish 1 hr 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus additional for baking sheets
  • 5 cups  all-purpose flour, plus additional for dusting
  • 1 cup  granulated sugar
  • 5 1/2 teaspoons  baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons  salt
  • 2 cups  plus 3 tablespoons half-and-half
  • Sanding sugar, for sprinkling
  • 4 cups  fresh blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons  fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon  finely grated fresh lime zest
  • 4 cups  fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 2 tablespoons  fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon  finely grated fresh lemon zest
  • 2 1/2 cups  chilled heavy cream, beaten to soft peaks

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degree F and lightly butter 2 large baking sheets.

2. Whisk together flour, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, the baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Add butter and, using fingertips, rub into flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Using a fork, stir in 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons half-and-half just until a dough forms; transfer to a lightly floured surface. Pat dough into a 10-inch disc (1 inch thick). Using a 2-1/2-inch biscuit cutter, cut into rounds, repatting scraps to make 17. Transfer rounds to prepared pans, placing 1 inch apart, and brush tops with remaining 1 tablespoon half-and-half. Sprinkle tops with sanding sugar and bake in upper and lower thirds of oven, switching positions halfway through, until golden brown, about 25 minutes. Transfer shortcakes on sheets to racks to cool.

3. Meanwhile, toss blueberries with lime juice, lime zest, and 1/4 cup granulated sugar in a large bowl. Toss strawberries with lemon juice, lemon zest, and remaining 1/4 cup granulated sugar in another large bowl. Let both stand 20 minutes at room temperature.

4. To serve, horizontally cut shortcakes in half, add a dollop of whipped cream and berries to bottom halves, and cover with tops. Makes 17 servings.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 17
  • cal.(kcal)470,
  • Fat, total(g)27,
  • chol.(mg)86,
  • sat. fat(g)17,
  • carb.(g)53,
  • fiber(g)3,
  • pro.(g)6,
  • sodium(mg)467,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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