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peach shortcake

peach shortcake

peach shortcake

I am very good at cooking regular old Peach shortcake.

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I am all for flavor innovation. Heck, I turned roasted scallions into salad dressing and poured it all over a quinoa salad. Some foods, however, deserve to be left at their most traditional, because they are already perfect. My Grammy’s old-fashioned Peach Shortcake is one of them.

Extra peaches on your hands? Try my Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler, Baked Peaches, or Ricotta Pizza with Peaches! Or, eat more shortcake. The choice is yours, and you can’t go wrong! (Source: www.wellplated.com Try this Peach Shortcake with any (or all) of your favorite summer fruits. It’s wonderful with a mix of strawberries and blueberries, plums and raspberries, or apricots and cherries. (Source:www.wellplated.com))er and slather your Peach Shortcake generously. This recipe may be a classic, but Grammy still knows best. (Source:www.wellplated.com))

This classic Peach Shortcake recipe is simple, unfussed-around-with, and perfect exactly as it is. A recipe passed down from my Grammy, this is shortcake as shortcake was meant to be. Top with slices peaches, strawberries, or any of your favorite summer fruits and whipped cream. Don’t forget to follow Grammy’s lead and brush each slice with melted rum butter prior to serving. (Source: www.wellplated.com 4 ripe peaches (feel free to sub strawberries or any mix of your favorite fruits) (Source:www.wellplated.com wTo quickly peel peaches: Cut a small “X” on the bottom of each. Slip into a large pot of boiling water. Boil for about 30 seconds, then remove with a slotted spoon and submerge immediately in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Slip off the skins with your fingers, then slice peaches. (Source:ww.wellplated.com)))

To serve: While still warm, split each shortcake square in half horizontally. Brush the cut sides generously with rum butter. Place 1 buttered later on the plate, cover with peaches and whipped cream, top with the second shortcake layer, then cover with additional fruit and whipped cream. (Source: www.wellplated.com In a small bowl, combine the slices peaches and 2 teaspoons granulated sugar. Set aside. In a separate small bowl, combine the melted butter and rum. (Source:www.wellplated.com))

Biscuits

It’s the job of the biscuits to be light and tender so they can soak up the peach juice. Biscuits, or short cakes, couldn’t be easier to make ~ in fact the less you work the dough the better they’ll be. I like to use 2 forks to lightly toss the dry and liquid ingredients together. This is a basic buttermilk drop biscuit dough, and I use a 1/3 cup measure to scoop and drop mine so they’ll be nice and big (this is dessert, after all.) (Source: theviewfromgreatisland.com VINTAGE VIEW ~ this Fresh Peach Shortcake is from TVFGI archives, first published way back in 2011. In fact it’s one of the first recipes I ever published. As part of a series on the blog I’m reviving some of the best recipes that you may have missed over the years ~ I’ve updated my notes and taken new photos. There aren’t any bells and whistles to this classic dessert, but the simplicity is deceiving, because a perfect shortcake at the height of peach season is pure heaven. (Source:theviewfromgreatisland.com))

The job of the whipped cream is to tie the whole dessert together with a creamy sweetness in every bite. Peaches and cream are always perfect together. I whip my cream with a couple of tablespoons of confectioner’s sugar and a good dose of vanilla or almond extract. I like to whip my cream just until it holds its shape, so it’s loose and floppy rather than stiff and uptight. Have you ever tried to whip cream in a mason jar? It’s so easy and results in the perfect consistency. (Source: theviewfromgreatisland.com Good as those drop biscuits are, the star of this dessert is the fruit, and the peaches’ job is to be flavorful and juicy. You can help draw out those juices by macerating the fruit. That just means sprinkle it with sugar, give it a stir, and let it hang out until the juice starts flowing. It’s chemistry. (Source:theviewfromgreatisland.com))

White Peach Crumble Bars (Source: theviewfromgreatisland.com)

Peaches and Cream Breakfast Cake (Source: theviewfromgreatisland.com Peach Cobbler with Cinnamon Swirl Biscuits

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