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Classic Shortcakes

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Ingredients
For whisking together
  All purpose flour 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
  Sugar 3 Tablespoon
  Baking powder 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
For adding
  Unsalted butter 4 Tablespoon, cubed (1/2 Stick)
  Heavy cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Plain yogurt 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
For brushing and sprinkling
  Heavy cream 2 Tablespoon
  Sanding sugar/Granulated sugar 2 Tablespoon
Directions

Preheat oven to 425°; line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl.
Cut butter into flour mixture using a pastry blender until butter is the size of peas.
Stir cream and yogurt together in a second bowl, add to flour mixture, and blend with a fork just until dough comes together.
Pat out dough on a lightly floured surface into a circle about 1" thick.
Using a 2 1/2" round cutter, cut out as many shortcakes as possible and place on prepared baking sheet.
Gently press scraps into a 1 "-thick circle and cut remaining biscuits.
Brush with cream and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake until golden, about 15 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Continental
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Milk Product
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2088 Calories from Fat 955

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 109 g167.3%

Saturated Fat 67.3 g336.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 344.3 mg114.8%

Sodium 2255.5 mg94%

Total Carbohydrates 253 g84.4%

Dietary Fiber 5.9 g23.7%

Sugars 79.2 g

Protein 29 g57.6%

Vitamin A 75.6% Vitamin C 2.1%

Calcium 134.2% Iron 66.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Classic Shortcakes Recipe