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Ginger Infused Shortcake With Fresh Berries & Candied Ginger Garnish

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My Ginger Shortcake recipe is very easy to make. Topped with fresh strawberries and blueberries in a simple glaze and fresh whipped cream, it’s sure to be a big hit wherever you serve it! With just a hint of gingery flavor, your guests will wonder what’s different and why your shortcake is so delicious.
Ingredients
For the shortcake
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Baking powder 4 Teaspoon
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cream of tartar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ginger paste 1 Teaspoon (I Used Gourmet Gardena'S Ginger Spice Blend)
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chilled
  Milk 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs) (Cold)
  Cold milk 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Fresh strawberries 1 Pint, topped and sliced
For the berries
  Blueberries 1⁄2 Pint (If Desired)
  Fresh strawberries 1 Pint (topped and sliced)
  Lemon 1⁄2 , juiced
  Fresh blueberries 1⁄2 Pint
  Confectioner sugar 5 Tablespoon, powdered
  Juice of lemon 1⁄2
For the candied ginger
  Fresh ginger root 1⁄2 Pound
  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 1⁄2 Pound (Approximately)
Directions

FOR THE GINGER SHORTCAKE

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 425° F

MAKING
2. In a large bowl sift together flour, salt, cream of tartar, baking powder and sugar.
3. Add in chilled shortening and ginger paste until mixture forms pea-sized lumps.
4. Add cold milk and stir until mixture forms smooth dough.
5. Roll on floured board or pat out to about 1/2 inch thick.
6. Cut circles with biscuit cutter, place on un-greased cookie sheet and brush top with milk or melted butter.
7. Bake 10 minutes until tops are golden brown.
8. Once done remove and let it rest on a cooling rack.

FINALIZING
9. Cut the shortcake into half; place the bottom piece in the center of the serving plate.
10. Place spoonful of berries on top and fresh cream if you like.
11. Stack the second half of the shortcake and top it with fresh cream and candied ginger.
12. Drizzle some berries glaze on the plate.
13. If you do not like the dessert stacked then serve the shortcake along with the berries glaze on the side garnished with whipped cream and candied ginger.

SERVING
14. Serve the ginger infused shortcake with fresh berries & candied ginger after a hearty meal.

FOR THE BERRIES

GETTING READY
1. Remove the top green leaves from the strawberries wash and cut them in half.
2. Remove stems from the blueberries.

MAKING
3. In a mixing bowl combine the berries, confectioner’s sugar and lemon juice.
4. Lightly muddle the fruit mixture to create a glaze.
5. Once done set aside and let it chill in the refrigerator.

FOR THE CANDIED GINGER

GETTING READY
1. Spray, nonstick sprays on a cooling rack and set it in a half sheet pan lined with parchment. Paper.
2. Peel and slice the ginger root about 1/8 inch thick slices.

MAKING
3. Place the ginger in a 4 quart saucepan along with water and set it over medium high heat.
4. Cover with a lid and cook for 30 minutes or until the ginger is tender.
5. Once done rain the ginger into a colander, reserve ¼ cup of the cooking liquid.
6. Pour the ginger and ¼ cup water to the pan and add sugar.
7. Over medium high heat bring it to a boil, stirring frequently.
8. Reduce the heat to medium and cook until the sugar syrup looks dry and almost evaporated and begins to recrystallize approximately for 20 minutes stirring frequently.
9. Transfer the ginger on the cooling rach and spread to separate the individual pieces.
10. Once it’s cooled chop and sprinkle over the strawberry shortcake.

Things You Will Need
4 quart saucepan
cooling rack
cookie sheet
oven

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Shortcake
Ingredient: 
Ginger
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
90 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
150 Minutes
Servings: 
10
Story
Strawberry shortcake is an American dessert favorite dating back to colonial times. Settlers adapted indigenous recipes to original short breads and devised the first Strawberry Shortcake. While many people enjoy the quick convenience of buying pre-packaged angel food cakes from their local grocery store, that’s just no way to make this traditional dessert stand out!

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