All-American Shortcake

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Ingredients[edit]

Procedures[edit]

  1. Mix the berries and sugar together and let sit for about 4 hours.
  2. This helps make the berries juicy.
  3. To make biscuits:.
  4. Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
  5. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  6. Add the cold butter, then mix (preferably with a paddle attachment) until you have a cornmeal texture.
  7. Add ¾ cup of the milk, vanilla and orange zest and mix until completely combined (to zest an orange, use a zester, paring knife or vegetable peeler to remove only the colored part of the skin).
  8. Roll out the dough (if desired, roll it out a second time) and cut into circles.
  9. Place on a baking sheet, brush the tops with remaining milk, and sprinkle with sugar.
  10. Bake for 10–15 minutes, until golden brown.

Assembly[edit]

  1. Slice the biscuits in half and place on plates.
  2. Spoon some of the berry mixture on the bottom half and top with a dollop of fat-free whipped cream.
  3. Cover with the top half of the biscuit and add some more berries and whipped cream.