- Hands-on time:
- 10 mins. to 15 mins.
- Baking time:
- 14 mins. to 16 mins.
- Total time:
- 24 mins. to 31 mins.
- 14 shortcakes
Grated lemon peel or lemon oil adds bright flavor to these buttery shortcakes; the Bakewell Cream makes them rise extra-high.
- 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
- 1 cup Hi-maize Fiber
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind (lemon zest) or 1/8 teaspoon lemon oil, optional
- 1 tablespoon Bakewell Cream + 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons buttermilk powder
- 6 tablespoons cold butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup milk
- 1) Preheat the oven to 425°F. Lightly grease a baking sheet, or line with parchment.
- 2) Whisk together the dry ingredients.
- 3) Work the butter into the dry ingredients to make an unevenly crumbly mixture.
- 4) Stir the vanilla extract (and lemon oil, if you're using it) into the milk, then stir into the dry ingredients until everything is moistened.
- 5) Turn the soft dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and fold it over once or twice.
- 6) Pat it into a 1"-thick circle, about 7 1/2" in diameter; and use a 2" biscuit cutter to cut out about 14 circles, re-rolling the dough scraps if necessary.
- 7) Place the shortcakes onto the prepared baking sheet, and brush the tops with milk or melted butter. Sprinkle with coarse white sparkling sugar, if desired.
- 8) Bake the biscuits for 14 to 16 minutes, until they're golden brown. Remove from the oven, and cool on a rack. Or serve warm.
- 9) Serve with sugared berries or sliced peaches and whipped cream.
- Yield: 14 shortcakes.
Tips from our bakers
- Substitute 4 teaspoons baking powder for the Bakewell Cream + baking soda, if desired; your shortcakes won't rise quite as high.
- Substitute fresh buttermilk for the milk, if desired; if you make this substitution, omit the buttermilk powder.
- Want to take a pass on the extra fiber? Substitute unbleached all-purpose flour for the Hi-maize, increasing the milk by a tablespoon or so to make a soft (but not sticky) dough.