Sweet Strawberry Shortcake with Orange Zest

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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