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Recipe : Entry # 8477
Robin OSullivan
(512) 771-2514
Recipe Title
Scrumptious Blueberry Shortcake
Recipe Theme
June: Berries
Wiregrass EC
4 cups blueberries
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into pieces
3/4 cup 2% milk
1 large egg white
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 400°. Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook 3 minutes, until berries begin to pop, stirring frequently. Set aside.
Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups. Place flour, baking powder, and salt in a food processor; pulse 3 times to combine. Add butter to processor; pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal. Place mixture in a large bowl; add milk, stirring until moist. Turn mixture out onto a lightly floured surface. Press mixture into a circle; cut into 8 wedges. Place wedges 1 inch apart on a baking sheet. Combine egg white and 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl. Lightly brush tops of wedges with egg white mixture; sprinkle evenly with sugar. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool on a wire rack.
Place cream in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until soft peaks form. Add powdered sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Split shortcakes horizontally; spoon 1/3 cup berry mixture over each bottom half. Top each with 1 1/2 TBS whipped cream; cover with shortcake tops. Savor and enjoy!
Tell us about your recipe
My sister and I started having a "Shortcake Showdown" every spring when we were young. We would come up with creative twists on traditional strawberry shortcake. Many of our lucky taste-testers raved about this one, created by my sister, preferring blueberries to strawberries. My sis and I realized that we ought to create a running (unpublished) recipe book with our best creations. This one made the cut and is still a favorite with our family members.