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Individual Strawberry Or Plum Shortcakes

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Brown sugar 7 Tablespoon, firmly packed
  Unsalted butter 4 Tablespoon
  Buttermilk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Skim milk 2 Tablespoon
  Granulated sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Macerated strawberries/Vanilla, poached 1 Tablespoon
  Plums 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Low fat vanilla yogurt 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat oven to 425°F.

MAKING
2) Make the biscuits: In a large bowl add the first five ingredients and whisk together.
3) Using a pastry blender or two forks, blend in butter till the mixture resembles coarse meal.
4) With a fork add the buttermilk till it forms dough.
5) On a floured board knead the dough six to eight times.
6) On a buttered baking sheet drop 8 mounds at a time.
7) Brush mounds with skim milk.
8) Sprinkle sugar on top and bake for 15 to 20 minutes till golden.
9) Transfer to a rack to cool.
10) Reserve shortcakes after cooking completely and wrapping tightly in plastic wrap.
11) Bake biscuits at warm oven at 300°F before serving. Make biscuits 8 hours ahead.

SERVING
12) Split biscuits around the middle with a sharp knife.
13) Put at the center of eight dessert plates.
14) Top with one-eighth of macerated strawberries or poached plums and 2 to 3 tablespoons of vanilla yogurt.
15) Place the biscuit on top of the yogurt.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Plum
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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