Mixed Berry Shortcake

Shortcake Dough

Ingredients:

2 cup flour
½ tsp salt
1 Tbs baking powder
¼ cup sugar
½ cup butter, cold cut into small cubes
1 tsp orange zest
1 tsp vanilla
¾ cup + 2 Tbs heavy cream
Flour for kneading
Heavy cream for topping
Vanilla sugar crystals

Instructions:

Mix flour, salt, baking powder, orange zest and sugar together in a food processor, pulse to combine. Add cold butter cubes to food processor and pulse until the mixture becomes a grainy-like texture and no large chunks of butter remain. Put the mixture into a bowl and slowly add the cream while mixing together with a large fork. Once incorporated, turn the mixture onto a cutting board that is lightly dusted with flour, knead the dough just to combine. Roll the dough into a ball and press into a round disc about 1 inch thick. Using a 1 ½” cookie cutter, cut the dough into rounds and place onto a cookie tray with parchment. Brush the tops of the shortcakes lightly with cream and sprinkle vanilla sugar on top.

Berry Filling

Ingredients:

Mixed berries of your choice
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup sugar, separated

Instructions:

Whip the cream and ¼ cup of the sugar until soft peaks form. Toss the berries with the remaining ¼ cup of sugar. When the shortcakes are done and cooled, slice in half, add the berries and whip cream in the middle. Enjoy with a glass of Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Eroica Gold Riesling!

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