Ginger Shortcakes with Mangoes and Strawberries

Put a little crystallized ginger in your shortcakes, fill them with tropical mangoes and sweet strawberries, and top them with yogurt for[ a completely new take on a summertime classic.]

Total Time:
45 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
3 to 6 servings

Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/3 cup roughly chopped crystallized ginger (Australian ginger is best)
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 large, ripe mangoes, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1/2 pound strawberries, stemmed and sliced
  • 8 ounces lowfat vanilla yogurt, stirred to make smooth
Directions

Preheat an oven to 425 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to mix. Add the butter pieces and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Transfer to a mixing bowl and stir in the crystallized ginger. Make a well in the center and pour in the buttermilk and egg; mix with a fork just until mixture is moistened (do not overwork dough).

With a 1/3 cup measure, scoop dough from bowl and drop onto baking sheet, setting 2 inches apart (do not flatten dough). You should have 6 portions. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes, switching pan positions halfway through if using 1 oven. Remove from oven and transfer with a spatula to baking racks to cool. (Shortcakes can be made ahead and stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.)

To serve, mix together mangoes and strawberries in a bowl. Split each shortcake with a serrated knife. Place bottom halves on each of 6 plates. Top evenly with mangoes and strawberries. Dollop with equal amounts of yogurt, then top with remaining halves of shortcakes. Serve immediately.


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