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Cherry Almond Shortcake

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Cherry Almond Shortcake are tasty and addictive! I serve this often for tea parties or borthday parties! This superb Cherry Almond Shortcake recipe has never failed me. Try it for yourself!
Ingredients
For fruit topping
  Sweet cherries 1 1⁄4 Pound, pitted
  Kirsch 2 Tablespoon
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Orange juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
For short cake
  Sifted unbleached all purpose flour 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Baking powder 4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Unsalted butter 8 Tablespoon (1 stick)
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Unsalted butter 1 Tablespoon, melted
  Heavy cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Almond extract 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Slivered almonds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), lightly toasted
Directions

Make the topping combine the cherries, kirsch, sugar, and orange juice in a medium size saucepan.
Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to simmer for 4 to 5 minutes.
Set aside to cool.for the shortcake Preheat your oven to 425°F.
In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Add the butter and with your fingers or two knives, cut it into the dry ingredients until it is the size of small peas.
Pour in the milk and quickly mix just until blended.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured board and knead it for about 30 seconds until smooth.
Transfer the dough to a 9-inch round unbuttered cake pan, patting it smooth with your fingertips.
Brush the top with 1 tablespoon of melted butter and transfer the pan to the preheated oven for 25 minutes, until it is risen and the top is golden brown.
Remove the shortcake from the oven and let it cool for about 30 minutes in the pan.
While the cake is baking, whip the cream with the sugar and almond extract until soft peaks form.
Assemble the shortcake transfer the short cake to a cake plate.
Ladle the cherries and the juice over it.
Sprinkle on the slivered almonds.
Once the cake is cut, ladle a generous spoonful of whipped cream over each slice.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Nut
Interest: 
Gourmet

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