5.30.2009

Lemon Shortcake with Sweet Balsamic Citrus Berries


Now, this is so delicious I can hardly contain myself. I ate it for lunch! I had to take a photo of it and I couldn't just let it go to waste. Right? Right!


I found this shortcake in my Better Homes and Gardens Annual Recipes Cookbook. I added in the Lemon Extract. I love Lemon Extract! Here is the Shortcake Recipe:
  • 1 1/2 all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1@ tsp lemon extract
  • 1 slightly beaten egg
  • 1/3 cup half and half
  • 2 tsp finely minced lemon peel
  • egg white
  • 1 tbsp sugar
In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, and baking powder.


Cut in the butter until it resembles coarse crumbs.




Mince the lemon.


Whisk together the egg, half and half and the lemon extract.


Add the milk egg mixture and the lemon peel to your dry ingredients.


Stir to combine.


Place on a well floured board and knead 8-10 times. Hand pat into a six inch square.


Cut into 9 squares and then cut squares in 1/2 to form triangles. Brush with egg white and sprinkle with sugar.


Bake in a 400 degree oven for 8-10 minutes.


Next, I combined 1 tbsp of Balsamic Vinegar, 1 tbsp orange juice and 2 tbsp of Agave Nectar to make a syrup for the berries.


Whisk to combine.


You will need 2 cups each, Strawberries and Blueberries.


Gently stir your berries in with the Balsamic Citrus syrup and chill for at least 1 hour.

Spoon the berries over the shortcake and top with whip cream.

This is just so amazing! I know you will love, love, love it!

~Yummy~

12 comments:

Dajana said...

You're right, that looks so delicious I'd gladly skip any meal and have only these. Lovely!

Mary said...

This looks incredibly good. Your instructions are wonderfully clear and the photographs are spot on.

girlichef said...

You are right...I would definitely love this! Love balsamic w/ strawberries, but all of this together is too good, yummy :P

Kristin said...

OMG, that looks amazing!!

Chow and Chatter said...

wow what a lovley summer dish love your new photo have a fab weekend

Cairo Typ0 said...

What a nice light looking lunch idea! :) You can't go wrong with in season berries!! :)

Jenn said...

Oooo... I'm loving the balsamic citrus berries. I never would have thought of using balsamic vinegar with berries. I can just imagine the flavors dancing around in my mouth. =)

Katy ~ said...

I'd have this for lunch ANYTIME! Sounds wonderful!

Tami (Pixeltrash) said...

Oooo... that sounds awesome. Especially the balsamic on the fruit. Mmmmm!

Selba said...

Wow... so lovely!

Reeni♥ said...

I do! I love it! I wish I was having it for lunch right this second!

Lynn said...

This looks so delicious!

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