Honey Fruit Shortcakes
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 to 2 peaches, chopped
- 5 tablespoons shortening
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 2 cups macerated peaches and blackberries (1 cup of sliced peaches, 1 cup blackberries, 1 cup sugar, and Grand Marnier)
- 2 scoops vanilla bean ice cream
- Sprigs fresh mint
- Powdered sugar
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and honey. Stir in the peaches. Cut the shortening into the flour mixture until it resembles a mealy texture. Slowly stir in the cream until the mixture resembles a wet mass of dough. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Pat the dough down and gently fold the edges in towards the center. Form the dough into a circle 1 inch in diameter. Using a biscuit cutter, cut the biscuits out and place the biscuits on a lightly floured sheet pan. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden. Slice the biscuit in half. Place one half in the center of the plate. Spoon the berries over the biscuit. Place a scoop of ice cream on top of the berries. Place the top of the biscuit over the ice cream, securing in place so the biscuit won't fall off the ice cream. Spoon the berries over the biscuit. Garnish with mint and powdered sugar.
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