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Fresh Strawberry Shortcakes with Yogurt Cream

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr

 

Hands-on time 25 mins
Total time 25 mins
Yield Serves 12 (serving size: 1 biscuit, about 1/3 cup strawberries, and about 1 1/2 tablespoons cream mixture)
If you have a minute to spare, swap the vanilla extract for a vanilla bean. Split the bean lengthwise, scrape half of the seeds into the shortcake recipe, and whip the remaining half into the yogurt cream. It will add an extra level of flavor-packed intensity to the recipe.

Ingredients

  • 5.6 ounces unbleached all-purpose flour (about 1 1/4 cups)
  • 3.6 ounces whole-wheat flour (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups very cold fat-free buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 pounds strawberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

Nutrition Information

  • calories 224
  • fat 9.3 g
  • satfat 4.3 g
  • monofat 3.2 g
  • polyfat 1.1 g
  • protein 5 g
  • carbohydrate 32 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 20 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 313 mg
  • calcium 106 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 450°.

  2. Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk to combine.

  3. Place butter in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH for 1 minute or until melted. Add cold buttermilk, stirring until butter forms small lumps. Add oil and vanilla, stirring to combine.

  4. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until incorporated (do not overmix) and batter pulls away from sides of bowl. (Batter will be very wet.)

  5. Drop batter into 12 mounds (about 2 heaping tablespoonfuls each) onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 450° for 12 minutes or until golden.

  6. While biscuits bake, slice strawberries. Combine strawberries, 2 tablespoons sugar, and lemon juice; toss to coat. Set aside.

  7. Place yogurt, cream, and remaining 2 tablespoons sugar in a bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until soft peaks form. Split biscuits; fill with berry mixture and cream.