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Roasted Strawberry Shortcakes

  • Author: Carmella
  • Yield: 8

Description

Roasting fresh strawberries gives these roasted strawberry shortcakes a little something special compared to the traditional version.


Ingredients

For the Shortcakes

  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
  • ½ cup of low fat buttermilk

For the Strawberry Filling

  • 2 pounds of fresh strawberries
  • ½ cup of honey
  • pinch of salt
  • whipped cream for topping

Instructions

Shortcakes

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients into a sifter and sift into a clean bowl. Using a pastry blender or fork, cut the chilled butter into the flour mixture until the pieces of butter are about the size of peas. You can also use a cheese grater, which gives you nice small pieces of butter but watch your fingers! Add the buttermilk and stir until just combined, you don’t want to overmix.
  3. Lightly flour your counter top and dump the dough out. Knead the dough gently, about four or five times, making sure to fold it over a few times. Folding the dough will help the shortcakes get some height when they bake.
  4. Pat the dough out with floured hands until it’s about ½ an inch thick. Using a biscuit cutter, cut 8 rounds. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake in the 400 degree oven for 12-13 minutes, or until the tops are nice and golden. Cool on a baking rack.

Filling

  1. While the shortcakes are baking hull the strawberries and slice them in half. In a bowl, combine the strawberries with honey and salt.
  2. Once the shortcakes are done baking, pour the strawberry filling mixture onto a foil (or parchment) lined baking sheet and roast for 15-18 minutes, until the strawberries are just tender and caramelized.

Assembly

  1. Slice your shortcakes in half and pile strawberries on the bottom half. Scoop on a dollop of whipped cream.
  2. Enjoy! I usually eat mine with a spoon! 😛