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Berry luscious shortcake

For biscuits
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into bits
1 cup well-shaken buttermilk

For filling
12 oz raspberries (about 3 cups)
6 oz blackberries (about 1 1/2 cups)
2 tablespoons sugar
4 oz blueberries

For cream
1 cup well-chilled heavy cream
1 tablespoon sugar

Make biscuits:
Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 450°F.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar in a large bowl. Blend in butter with your fingertips until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add buttermilk and stir just until a soft, sticky dough forms.
Drop dough in 6 mounds about 2 inches apart on an ungreased large baking sheet and bake until golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer biscuits to a rack and cool to warm, about 10 minutes.

Make filling:
While biscuits bake, gently mash half of berries with 2 tablespoons sugar in a bowl, then stir in remaining berries.

Make cream:
Beat cream together with sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until it holds soft peaks.
Carefully cut biscuits in half horizontally and arrange 1 bottom half, split side up, on each of 6 plates. Top each with berries, whipped cream, and other half of biscuit.

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About contessacatering

I went to The Art Institute of Seattle where I graduated with a full food science degree in Baking and pastry and culinary. After that working at several upscale resorts such as the Royal Hawaiian, in Oahu, The Kapalua Bay hotel in Maui and the Ritz Carlton, The Alexis and Monaco in Seattle. Then landing in Phoenix. In all of these resorts I worked side by side with some of the best chefs in the country. Making cakes for people such as Robert Mondovi’s 90th birthday. Learning how luxury and customer service can make any company successful, especially when it comes to cake and food. Cake Contessa is now the premier dessert delivery service in Arizona, we deliver cakes, cupcakes and desserts for all occasions using the highest quality ingredients. And we cater upscale events and weddings!
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