Photo: Romulo Yanes; Food Styling: Simon Andrews; Prop Styling: Helen Crowther
Hands-on Time
29 Mins
Total Time
3 Hours
Yield
Serves 12

Favorite summer flavors combine for Peach and Basil Shortcake--a real peach of a dessert!

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare topping, combine peaches, 1/3 cup sugar, basil, and juice in a bowl; let stand 1 hour.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 3

To prepare shortcake, weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine flour, 7 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl; stir with a whisk. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or two knives until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in buttermilk with a fork just until combined (do not overmix). Spoon the dough into a 9-inch round metal baking pan coated with cooking spray. Gently brush the dough with milk. Sprinkle with remaining sugar and almonds.

Step 4

Bake at 400° for 23 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes in pan on a wire rack. Remove shortcake from pan; cool completely on wire rack.

Step 5

Cut shortcake into 12 wedges. Top each with 1/3 cup peach mixture and 1 tablespoon yogurt.

Ratings & Reviews

Yummy and unique

anitamcclure
July 09, 2015
My 14 year old daughter and I LOVED this!  Our cake was a little dry but otherwise a delicious combination of flavors.  My husband thought it was OK but I think it was just a little to unique for him!  I recommend and will make again! 

sheraphics's Review

Cansas
August 15, 2014
Bunko friends loved it!

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jjrolland2003
July 22, 2013
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Jennifer312
August 27, 2012
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Tinkerbell0914
July 20, 2012
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rebelfan
July 17, 2012
Fantastic recipe! My husband asked for just a bite and ended up having a full serving. Mom suggested using vanilla yogurt instead of plain. Will definitely be having this again before summer's peach harvest is over.

Cansas's Review

ehetheri
July 16, 2012
I love the peach-basil combo and this is the best shortcake I've ever made. Will be my go-to recipe for strawberry shortcake, too. I was low on cake flour so subbed 2 oz. whole wheat pastry flour - didn't hurt a thing and made it even healthier.

jjrolland2003's Review

sheraphics
July 07, 2012
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