Mixed Berry Shortcakes
(sweet shortcake biscuits, mixed berries + sweetened whipped cream)
What You Need:
For the honey shortcakes:
3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
¾ cup unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1 cup whole buttermilk
½ cup Savannah Bee Company Sourwood Honey, or use your favorite Savannah Bee Company Honey, plus more for drizzling
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon water
Sweetened whipped cream
Edible flowers for garnish (optional)
For the berries:
3 cups mixed berries (such as sliced strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries)
½ cup Savannah Bee Company Sourwood Honey, or use your favorite Savannah Bee Company Honey
2 tablespoons lemon juice
What to Do:
1. Wash Up!
2. Make the dough: Pulse 3 cups of the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a food processor until combined. Add the butter and pulse just until the butter is incorporated. Whisk together the buttermilk and ½ cup honey. Add to the flour mixture and pulse just until the dough comes together.
3. Roll out the dough: Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough into a ½-inch-thick rectangle. Fold the dough in half and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
4. Make the berries: Combine the berries, 2 tablespoons honey, and lemon juice in a bowl, stirring until coated. Let stand until serving time.
5. Finish the shortcakes: Preheat the oven to 350° F. Roll out the dough into a ½-inch-thick rectangle for a second time. Fold in half and repeat once, for a total of 3 folds, each ½-inch thickness. Cut the dough into 8 squares and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Whisk together the egg yolk and 1 teaspoon water. Brush the mixture over the tops of the shortcakes. Bake for 20 to 23 minutes or until the shortcakes are cooked through and golden brown.
To Serve: Let the shortcakes cool slightly before splitting in half. Top the bottom halves with the berries and whipped cream and replace the tops. Garnish with more whipped cream, a drizzle of honey, and edible flowers, if desired.