Strawberry Shortcake with Orange Zest From DetroitMommies.com

This is the perfect time of year to make with something with all the fresh local strawberries. 

Strawberries from the Garden

I decided to add orange zest to a basic shortcake recipe.  I also added a little bit of orange juice to the berry mixture. 

 

Ingredients

 

Berry Mixture:

 

1 quart of ripe strawberries with stems and leaves removed

2-3 tablespoons sugar depending on how sweet you like it

1 tablespoon orange juice (optional)

 Strawberry Mixture for Shortcake

Put all ingredients in a large bowl and mash with fork or potato masher.  Set aside.

 

Shortcakes:

 

2 Cups Self Rising Flour

3 Tablespoons sugar

1/3 cup butter – softened

1 egg

½ cup milk

2 Tablespoon orange zest divided

 

Steps: 

Preheat oven to 450°

Spray baking sheet with cooking spray

Mix the flour and sugar in a large mixing bowl – mix well

Use a fork or pastry cutter to cut butter into flour mixture.  The mixture should look crumbly

In a separate small bowl mix the egg and butter with a fork.

Add milk/egg mixture to flour, stir until just mixed.

Add the orange zest and knead the dough on a floured surface until you get a smooth ball

Strawberry Shortcake Dough

Roll dough out to desired thickness – ½ inch is good.

Cut with mason jar ring or round cookie cutter.

Bake for 10 minutes – or until golden.

 

Slice the shortcakes in half and spoon the berry mixture on top.  Top with whipped cream. Sprinkle with left over orange zest.

 

 

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