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Mixed Berry Shortcake

 

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Ingredients

  • 2 cup Flour
  • 4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Shortening
  • 3/4 cup Half and Half
  • 3 cup Mixed Berries
  • Whip Cream

Directions

  1. For the berries and topping: Wash the berries and hull any strawberries. Halve or quarter any large berries, then place the berries in a large bowl. Drizzle with the honey, then toss to combine. Cover and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve, for at least 1 hour and up to 1 day.
  2. Pour the cream into the bowl of a stand mixer or handheld electric mixer; beat on medium-high speed until thickened, then add the confectioners’ sugar; continue beating until soft peaks form. Gently fold in the yogurt and vanilla extract. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use (up to 1 day in advance).
  3. For the biscuits: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Let the berries come to room temperature.
  4. Whisk together the flours, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk together the buttermilk and oil in a separate medium bowl.
  5. Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture, stirring just until moistened; do not over-mix. Drop the batter in 8 mounds (about 3 tablespoons each) onto the baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Let the biscuits cool slightly.
  6. To serve, use a serrated knife to gently cut the biscuits in half horizontally. Place each bottom half on a plate, top each with about 1/3 cup of the berries and their accumulated juices, and a dollop of whipped topping. Cap with the top halves of the biscuits and serve.