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SO Together: Cooking Class (Strawberry & Lemon Shortcake)

April 8, 2021 @ 1:00 pm 1:45 pm

Free

Everyone loves a good strawberry shortcake, but this recipe will become a favorite for sure. The citrus zest in the dough adds a refreshing zip to the sweet dessert.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

shortcakes

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1 large egg yolk

whipped cream

  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Directions

Preheat oven to 450°. In a small bowl, mix softened butter and lemon zest until blended. In another bowl, toss strawberries with sugar; let stand while preparing shortcakes.

In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, lemon zest and salt; cut in cold butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In another bowl, whisk milk and egg yolk until blended; add to flour mixture, stirring with a fork just until moistened.

Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently 4-5 times. Divide dough into four portions; pat each into a 3/4-in.-thick circle. Place 2 in. apart on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add sugar; beat until soft peaks form.
To serve, split shortcakes in half. Top bottoms with whipped cream and strawberries. Spread tops with lemon-butter mixture; place over strawberries.

Nutrition facts

1 shortcake: 394 calories, 21g fat (13g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 286mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.