GOLD COAST FARMS' STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKES
WITH MINT AND STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM

GOLD COAST FARMSí GROWS SOME OF THE BEST, SOME OF THE SWEETEST STRAWBERRIES
IN CALIFORNIA, THEY HAVE A STAND AT THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 101 AND
STOWELL ROAD IN SANTA MARIA. GET SOME!!!

Serves Six

  • FOR THE SHORTCAKES

    1 3/4 CUPS FLOUR
    5 TABLESPOONS SUGAR, IN ALL
    1 TABLESPOON BAKING POWDER
    1/4 TEASPOON SALT
    1/4 CUP CHILLED BUTTER, CUT INTO 1/2 INCH CUBES
    1 CUP PLUS 2 TABLESPOONS CHILLED HEAVY CREAM
    1 TABLESPOON GRATED ORANGE PEEL

 

  • FOR THE BERRIES

3 1-PINT BASKETS OF GOLD COAST FARMS' STRAWBERRIES,
HULLED AND SLICED
1/2 CUP SUGAR
2 TABLESPOONS THINLY SLICED FRESH MINT
1 TEASPOON GRATED ORANGE PEEL

STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM, YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN ICE CREAM, FOR THAT MATTER, YOU CAN ALSO MAKE YOUR OWN LAWNMOWER, BUT THEY SELL SOME REALLY GOOD ONES AT THE STORE!
POWDERED SUGAR
MINT


  • TO MAKE THE SHORTCAKES
  1. PREHEAT OVEN TO 375 DEGREES
  2. BLEND FLOUR, 4 TABLESPOONS SUGAR, BAKING POWDER, AND SALT IN PROCESSOR FOR 5 SECONDS.
  3. ADD BUTTER. PROCESS UNTIL MIXTURE RESEMBLES COARSE MEAL.
  4. ADD 1 CUP CREAM AND THE ORANGE PEEL. PROCESS JUST UNTIL MOIST CLUMPS FORM.
  5. GATHER DOUGH INTO A BALL AND ROLL OUT ON TO A FLOURED SURFACE TO 3/4 INCH.
  6. USING A 3-INCH DIAMETER CUTTER, CUT OUT ROUNDS. GATHER DOUGH AND REROLL AS NEEDED TO MAKE 6 BISCUITS.
  7. ARRANGE ON A OILED SHEET PAN. BRUSH WITH 2 TABLESPOONS CREAM AND SPRINKLE WITH 1 TABLESPOON SUGAR.
  8. BAKE BISCUITS UNTIL PALE GOLDEN AND A TESTER INSERTED INTO THE CENTER COMES OUT AS CLEAN AND SHARP AS A GARY BURK JUMP SHOT, ABOUT 20 MINUTES. COOL 15 MINUTES.

 

  • TO MAKE THE BERRIES
  1. COMBINE THE STRAWBERRIES, SUGAR, MINT AND ORANGE PEEL IN A MEDIUM BOWL.
  2. STIR TO BLEND. LET STAND AT LEAST 1/2 HOUR BEFORE SERVING.

    CUT SHORTCAKES IN HALF HORIZONTALLY. PLACE SHORTCAKE BOTTOM IN EACH OF 6 BOWLS. TOP EACH WITH BERRIES AND A SCOOP OF STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM, THEN THE SHORTCAKE TOP. DUST WITH POWDERED SUGAR AND GARNISH WITH MINT.
    DO THE YUMMY, YUMMY!!!



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