August 2019 — Fruit Shortcake Makeover

One of the best parts of summer is all the fresh fruit! You can make this better-for-you shortcake to pair with many of your summer favorites: strawberries, peaches, blueberries, and raspberries. Delicious!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2-3 cups of your favorite summer fruit
  • Whipped cream

Directions:

  1. Peel and slice fruit as necessary. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together egg, milk, and honey until well blended. Stir into flour mixture to moisten.
  4. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead 8-10 times (do not over-knead). Roll dough to 3/4 inch thickness and cut into circles with a biscuit cutter or with a knife into squares/rectangles.
  5. Place 2 inches apart on parchment lined bakng sheets. Bake 12-15 minutes until light brown. Remove to wire racks to cool slightly.
  6. To serve, split shortcakes in half horizontally. Fill with fruit and 2-3 tablespoons of whipped cream to serve.

 

 

Source: Taste of Home