Scone Shortcakes

By Food52
August 1, 2017
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Author Notes: Can a scone be a shortcake? Inspired by our co-founder Merrill's use of biscuits as shortcakes in her and Amanda's new book A New Way to Dinner, we said, why not!Food52

Makes: approx. 10 shortcakes

For the scones:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, frozen
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 large egg

For shortcake assembly:

  1. For the scones: Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Using a coarse grater, shred the butter in to the flour mixture. Use your fingers to mix the butter in until it resembles coarse meal.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the yogurt and the egg together. Using a fork, mix the yogurt mixture into the flour mixture. Use your hands to fold in the fruit until it becomes a dough. It may seem dry, but there is enough liquid to turn it into dough.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a circle about 3/4 inch thick. Sprinkle with some sugar and cut the dough into triangles. Place each triangle on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 23 to 25 minutes.
  5. For assembly: Slice the scones in half horizontally and pile on the whipped cream, compote, and fresh blackberries. Serve immediately.

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