Strawberry shortcake is one of my all-time favorite desserts! With so many beautiful peaches at the Farmers’ Market right now, I created a shortcake to complement them. If you really want to amp this dessert up, you can drizzle it with Raspberry Coulis!
Brown Sugar Shortcake
Makes 6 desserts.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, stir together:
1 1/2 cups Flour
1/4 Dark Brown Sugar
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
Using a pastry cutter, cut in:
4 1/2 Tablespoons Butter sliced into 5 pieces
When butter is well-blended and mixture is crumbly, cut in:
1/2 cup Cream
1 teaspoon Almond Extract
Dust a sheet of wax paper with flour and pat dough until it’s about 3/4 inch thick.
Cut with round biscuit cutter about 3-inches in diameter.
Spread out evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 20 minutes until risen and lightly browned.
While shortcakes are in the oven, prepare peaches.
In a medium bowl, toss together:
5 Peaches, peeled and diced
4 Tablespoons Amaretto
1 Tablespoon Sugar
Slice shortcake in half, place in a soup bowl, and spoon peaches over it.
Place 1 – 2 scoops Vanilla Ice Cream next to shortcake and drizzle Amaretto over it.
|Crystal Cove Beach, California|
These recipes are provided for your personal use. If you publish them, or re-post them, please give me credit. Grazie e Buon Appetito!
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
Such a fabulous dessert, I love these flavors!
Chris Scheuer says
This looks like heaven to me, and with raspberry coulis , double heaven!
[email protected] says
Oh beautiful dessert Susan! Those peaches with the amaretto almost look caramelized! I love how you’ve used almond flavors throughout! My favorite dessert as a child going to a ‘fancy’ restaurant with my family was peach melba. So adding raspberries here is a great suggestion! : )
Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes says
Amaretto and peaches, an extraordinary combination Susan! I miss peach season…
Every summer I do my best to get my hands on peaches. This is a beautiful way to enjoy them. Thanks for sharing.
Mary Hirsch says
Thank you for this recipe. We are about a month away from getting our Palisades’ peaches and I cannot wait. Yes, I agree, a raspberry coulis would be a very, very nice touch.
Cocoa and Lavender says
The shortcakes sound awesome for almost any fruit! This adds a whole new dimension to one of MY favorite desserts! ~ David