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Strawberry and Cream Biscuits

Posted on 04/25/2013

Strawberry and Cream Biscuits

 

 

These are the perfect breakfast treat, treated like a scone, or an after dinner mini "cake”. These scrumptious little delights will put a smile on anyone’s face after indulgence. Creamy biscuits with an abundance of berries throughout topped with a glaze- no one will turn these down.  

 

Yields: 12 Biscuits

 

Preheat Oven to 425 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

 

Ingredients:

¼ cup granulated sugar

Grated zest from one lemon

2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes

1 cup of strawberries sliced and chopped

1 cup heavy cream

 

Lemon Glaze:

½ cup confectioner’s sugar

1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice

 

In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar and lemon zest. Using fingertips to rub the zest into the sugar until moist and fragrant. Whisk in the flour and salt. Add the cold butter bits and toss to coat. Use a pastry blender or your fingers to blend the butter into the dry ingredients until you are left with a crumbly mixture and the butter pieces are the size of peas.

 

Add the chopped berries and gently toss them through the dough until coated. Add the cream and, using a large rubber spatula, carefully fold it into the dough just until everything comes together. (Dry patches are ok, its better to under-mix.) Use your hands to gently knead- just enough so the dough forms one large mass.

 

On a floured work surface, carefully press the dough until it is about ¾” thick. Cut out as many circles as possible with a 2 ½” biscuit cutter (or glass rim.) You can re-roll scraps, but biscuits are not quite as fluffy as the first round.

 

Place biscuits on the prepared baking sheet, leaving 1” of space between each biscuit. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the biscuits are a light golden color. Remove the sheet from oven and let cool for about 5 minutes and then transfer to a cooking rack.

 

Make the glaze (optional but delicious): Whisk the confectioner’s sugar and lemon juice together until smooth. Add milk if needed to thin. Use the whisk to drizzle the glaze over the biscuits.

 

Best if enjoyed the day they are made, but you can bake and freeze extras, just thaw and warm in oven on 300 for 10-12 minutes.

 

 

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