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Southern Style Fruit Shortcake

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Southern Style Fruit Shortcake
6 - 8 servings Easy
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Ingredients (8)

  • 2 cups flour sifted
  • 1/4 cup sugar plus more for dusting tops
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 10 tablespoons butter chilled and cubed
  • 2/3 cup + 2 tablespoons buttermilk ice cold
  • Zest of one orange
  • 1/2 tablespoon freshly grated ginger

It seems like EVERYONE has there own version of strawberry shortcake. I’ve had shortcakes with ice cream, sponge cake, and cookies. I grew up liking the southern style that features fresh whipped cream, fruit and a biscuit style cake. I’ve doctored this one with other fresh fruit I had on hand, fresh orange zest and ginger. Be sure not to overwork the biscuit dough because it will become tough the more you touch it.


  1. 1Preheat ovento 375
    Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
    Add butter and blend with a fork or pastry blender until mixture resembles course meal
    slowly stir in butter milk orange zest and ginger while mixing with a fork and forms large clumps
    Gather dough into a large ball and roll out to 3/4" on a board well dusted with flour
    Cut into 2-3" rounds (I use a glass as my cutter) and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchement
    Sprinkle tops with sugar
    Bake for about 20 minutes and cool on a rack
  2. 2Fruit
    I had a combination of fresh peaches, strawberries and mango on hand so that’s what I used
  3. 3Peaches–I boiled 5 peaches for 1 minute and allowed to cool. Then I took the skin right off and cut into pieces. My peaches were so juice I did not have to add any sugar.
    Mango–I cut 2 mangoes into small pieces and drizzles with agave nectar since they were a little tart
    Strawberries–I cut up 1 large container of strawberries and topped with 1 tablespoon of confectioners sugar, stirred and let sit for a few hours before serving. The strawberries make their own juice
  4. 4Whipped cream–let a bowl sit in the freezer with a container of whipping cream for 30–40 minutes.
    Whip cream with a mixer or a whisk. Mix in 1/2–1 teaspoon high quality vanilla and 1 tablespoon confectioner sugar.
  5. 5Biscuits can be either topped with fruit and cream or split and topped with fruit and cream… enjoy!!
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