Sunday, June 20, 2010

Bring on the berries


(Adapted from Bon Appetit)


4 cup fresh strawberries
2/3 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon peel
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter
1 tablespoon sugar
Whip cream


Sliced strawberries and toss in a bowl with powdered sugar. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Mix buttermilk, lemon peel, and thyme together in a small bowl. Set aside.

Mix flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. Stir in buttermilk mixture until just blended. Transfer dough to lightly floured cutting board. Knead gently until dough just comes together. Do not over mix.

Divide dough into 10 balls. Transfer onto 2 baking sheets. Pat gently so they settle in place. Sprinkle with sugar.

Bake for 15 minutes. Transfer to cooking rack.

Carefully cut biscuits with serrated knife. Layer with whip cream. Add berries.