You are here: Home » Recipes » Bursting with Berries Lemony Lavender Shortcakes Bursting with Berries Lemony Lavender Shortcakes Recipe by MargeeB Yield 8 servings PrintEmail Ingredients 2 cups all purpose flour1/4 cup granulated sugar2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon finely grated lemon peel1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon crushed culinary lavender6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pats1-1/4 cup buttermilk1 cup plus 2 T. heavy cream2 tablespoons turbinado sugar(raw sugar)1/3 cup good quality jarred lemon curd2 tablespoons powdered sugar1-1/2 cup each Washington state grown red raspberries and blackberries2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice Instructions For shortcakes- Preheat oven to 400F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Whisk flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt;; whisk in lemon peel and lavender. Cut butter in with pastry cutter until coarse crumbs form. Gradually add butter milk tossing with fork until mixture is moistened. Gather dough together faltten dough on floured work surface to 3/4 inch thick round. Using a 3-inch biscuit cutter, cut out rounds, gather dough scraps and flatten once again into a 3/4-inch round; cut out additional rounds for a total of 8. Transfer rounds onto prepared sheet. In a small bowl whisk the 2 tablespoons cream with turbinado sugar, brush all over tops of shortcakes. Place baking sheet in center of oven and bake until tops begin to brown about 25 minutes. Cool shortcakes on wire rack. In medium bowl beat with mixer on medium-high speed remaining 1 cup cream, lemon curd, and powdered sugar until soft peaks form. Place raspberries and blackberries in medium bowl, drizzle lemon juice over and toss to coat. To serve split each shortcake in half horizontally, place bottom halves onto each of 8 dessert plate and divide berries on next. Add a generous amount of whipped cream to each and add shortcake tops.