July 30, 2017

Summer Berries with Buttery Biscuits {Chez Panisse Recipe}

I love summer berries in simple desserts, especially the seasonal fruit recipes from Chez Panisse. Using fresh farmer's market fruit. I followed the recipe for Strawberry Shortcake Biscuits from "Chez Panisse Fruit" and was really wowed by the results. The biscuits are light, flaky, buttery and just slightly sweet. Oh so delicious served warm with English clotted cream (or whipped cream) blueberries and wild strawberries. 

Recipe for Shortcake Biscuits
from "Chez Panisse Fruit" by Alice Waters

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 big pinch of salt
4 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons of baking powder
6 tablespoons of unsalted butter
11 tablespoons of cream

1.) Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

2.) Combine the flour, salt, sugar and baking powder.

3.) Cut pieces of butter into the flour mixture and work together with your hands or with a pastry blender.

4.) Stir in the cream until the mixture comes together.

5.) Place the dough on a lightly foured surface and roll out to 1/2 thick. 

6.) Cut into round, square or triangular biscuits.

7.) Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes, until the biscuits are golden.

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