Shortcake

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Shortcake consists of a sweetened biscuit paired with fresh fruits -usually strawberries- and whipped cream. Now this is our version of the classic american pastry.

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Is pretty simple. You make the biscuit, then cut it and pair it with whipped cream and fresh strawberries. 

 

RECIPE

Ingredients:

For the biscuit:

  • 180 gr unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 C granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 C buttermilk
  • 2 3/4 C all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

For the cream:

  • 190 gr cream cheese
  • 3/4 C confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 C whipping cream
  • Fresh strawberries

Directions:

For the biscuit:

  1. In a bowl, sift together the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and salt) three times and set aside. 
  2. In a large bowl, beat the butter along with the sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the egg yolks one by one, and then the vanilla extract.
  4. Incorporate the dry ingredients, alternating with the buttermilk, starting and ending with the dry ingredients. 
  5. In another clean bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form, and then incorporate them slowly to the previous mix. 
  6. Pour the mixture over a rectangular baking pan lined with parchment paper, and bake at 350°F for about 30 min. or until it starts to turn golden. 
  7. While the biscuit is baking, to make the cream, in a bowl beat together the cream cheese, the confectioners sugar and salt until fluffy. In another bowl, whip the whipping cream and incorporate it to the cream cheese mixture. 
  8. Wash the strawberries and cut them the way you prefer. 
  9. Once the biscuit is out of the oven and no longer hot, cut it out in 2 circular pieces of 20 cm in diameter.
  10. Place a piece of biscuit in a plate and then spread half of the cream and strawberries. Put the second biscuit piece on top, then spread the rest of the cream and decorate with strawberries. 

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*If you have any biscuit pieces left you can make mini shortcakes like the ones in the pic.

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Author: Andrea Gámez

Interior designer, Photographer, Food blogger and lover, painting entusiast and a sucker for art. / MEXICO

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