Peach Shortcake

Serves: 8Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Medium


Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 1⁄2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 6 Tbsp. vegetable shortening
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1⁄2 cup whole milk
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, softened
  • 3 cups peeled and sliced peaches
  • 2 cups whipped cream

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • In a bowl, sift together the sifted flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Add the shortening and, using a pastry blender, cut in until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Combine the egg and cream in a small bowl and stir to combine. Add all at once to the flour mixture and stir only to moisten.
  • Turn out the dough onto a floured work surface. Knead gently for 1 minute. Pat or roll out the dough 1⁄2 inch thick. Using a floured 2 1⁄2-inch round or fluted cutter, cut out 6 biscuits. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Remove to a rack to cool for 3 minutes, then split horizontally into 2 layers. Spread butter on bottom layers, then top with peaches. Place top layer over peaches. Serve immediately with whipped cream.