Sunday, June 20, 2010

Bring on the berries


(Adapted from Bon Appetit)


4 cup fresh strawberries
2/3 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon peel
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter
1 tablespoon sugar
Whip cream


Sliced the strawberries and toss them in a bowl with the powdered sugar. Set aside.

Heat the oven to 425 degrees.

Mix the buttermilk, lemon peel, and thyme together in a small bowl. Set aside.

Mix the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. Stir in the buttermilk mixture until just blended. Transfer the dough to lightly floured cutting board. Knead gently until the dough just comes together. Do not over mix.

Divide the dough into 10 balls. Transfer them to two baking sheets. Pat gently so they settle in place. Sprinkle with the sugar.

Bake for 15 minutes. Transfer to a cooking rack.

Carefully cut the biscuits with serrated knife. Layer them with whip cream. Add the berries.

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