Blackberry Shortcakes With Lime Creme Fraiche

Berry time is anytime now with the availability in our stores. You can change this to raspberries if you wish, it will still be as yummy.

This will serve 6

  • 2 cups flour
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and diced
  • 1/2 cup pistachios
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 large lime, zest only, finely grated
  • 4 cups berries
  • icing sugar and lime zest

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine the flour, salt and baking powder with 1/4 cup sugar in a large bowl. Work in the butter using a pastry blender or two forks just until it resembles coarse pea shapes.

Stir in the pistachios and pour the whipping cream over the top and quickly stir until blended. Do not over mix.

On a floured surface, gently pat this into a 9 inch round and cut into 6 even shaped wedges. Place on the baking sheet and brush with the egg.

Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden. Cool on racks. Whisk the crème fraiche with 2 tbsp. icing sugar until smooth. Add the lime zest and mix in. Put a small pool of the crème fraiche on 6 plates, set the shortcake on top and add berries. At this time, you could put some icing sugar into a sieve and sprinkle over the top.

This is light, fresh and perfectly lovely on a day spent with family and friends.



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