Blueberry Blackberry Shortcakes

Total Time
35mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a GREAT summer dessert, from the July issue of Cooking Light magazine. I saw it on the cover and knew I had to make it. Blackberrys are kind of expensive here, so I just used blueberrys, and it was absolutely delicious. Also I didn't have buttermilk, so I made milk from dried milk, and to one cup of milk added 1 tbsp lemon juice, and it worked just fine.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. To prepare shortcakes, lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife.
  3. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk.
  4. Cut in chilled butter with a pstry blender or 2 knives until the mixture resembeles coarse meal.
  5. Add buttermilk, stir just until moist.
  6. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 4 times.
  7. Pat dough to a 1/2 inch thickness; cut with a 3 inch biscuit cutter to form 8 dough rounds.
  8. Place dough rounds 2 inches apart on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
  9. Combine water and egg white, stirring with a whist; brush over dough rounds.
  10. Sprinkle evenly with 2 teaspoons sugar.
  11. Bake at 400 degrees for 13 minutes, or until golden.
  12. Remove from oven, and cool on a wire rack.
  13. To prepare filling, combine 1 cup blueberries, 1/2 cup sugar, juice and cornstarch in a small saucepan.
  14. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until slightly thick.
  15. Place in a large bowl; add remaining 2 cups blueberries and blackberries, stirring to coat.
  16. Cover and chill.
  17. Using a serrated knife, cut each shortcake in half horizontally; spoon 1/2 cup blueberry mixture over bottom half of each shortcake.
  18. Top each serving with 2 tbsp whipped cream and top half of shortcake.
Most Helpful

These are soo good! I nice patritic treat perfect for those summer months. The shortcakes were a little flat and slightly bland, but when you add the filling and the topping, they are wonderful.

kristinlwilliams August 29, 2008