Whole-grain spelt flour adds a subtle nuttiness to these flaky shortcakes. Split them open and fill with mint-flecked strawberries and raspberries and whipped cream sweetened with just a touch of honey.

Pam Lolley
Also appeared in: Health, June, 2019


Credit: Greg DuPree

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20 mins
40 mins


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  • Prepare the shortcakes: Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl. Cut butter into flour mixture using a pastry blender, 2 forks, or your fingers until crumbly. Whisk together buttermilk and egg in a small bowl until combined; add to flour mixture, stirring with a rubber spatula until dry ingredients are just moistened. Drop dough by slightly rounded 1/4-cupfuls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  • Bake until golden, 12 to 14 minutes. Transfer biscuits to a wire rack.

  • Prepare the berry mixture: Process 1/2 cup of the strawberries in a food processor until smooth, about 1 minute, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. Transfer to a bowl; stir in honey and lemon juice. Gently stir in raspberries, mint, and remaining 1 1/2 cups strawberries.

  • Prepare the honey whipped cream: Beat cream and honey with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until soft peaks form, 2 to 3 minutes.

  • To serve, split each shortcake horizontally. Spoon about 1/3 cup berry mixture and 2 tablespoons whipped cream onto each shortcake bottom. Top with shortcake tops.

Nutrition Facts

244 calories; fat 16g; cholesterol 64mg; fiber 4g; protein 4g; carbohydrates 23g; sugars 7g; sodium 196mg; iron 1mg; calcium 122mg.