Strawberries & Cream with Rosemary Shortcakes

Catherine Cappiello Pappas

By
@LadyGourmet

Rosemary has such a distinct flavor with a subtle floral aroma...it almost reminds me of lavender but more piney. I figured I would give it a try in shortcakes, since shortcakes tend to be more like a sweet biscuit than an actual cake.


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Rating:

Serves:

9

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 cups strawberries, washed, hulled and sliced
1/4 cup sugar
zest of 1 orange
shortcakes:
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
1/2 cup shortening
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
whipped cream:
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons confectioner's sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large bowl, toss together strawberries, sugar and orange zest. Cover and refrigerate until it is time to assemble the shortcakes.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a large bowl, whisk sifted flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and rosemary.

Add shortening. Blend with a fork or with your hands until a course mixture comes together.

Add the egg, milk, and vanilla. Mix with your hands until a soft dough forms.

Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Knead gently until everything comes together and is smooth. Roll out about 1/2-inch thick. Using a round cookie cutter or cup, cut out about 9 rounds of dough. Arrange about 1-inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden around the edges. Remove and let cool on a cooling rack.

In a small bowl, whip cream and sugar until firm.

Assembly.

Cut each shortcake in half.

Spread a teaspoon of whipped cream on the bottom layer. Arrange 3 strawberry slices and top with another teaspoon of whipped cream. Repeat this process twice. Before topping with the other half of the shortcake, drizzle each with the strawberry juice.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Collection: Spring Recipes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy