Recipe courtesy of Lynn Crawford

Shortcakes with Grilled Peaches, Sweet Ricotta Cream, Truffled Honey and Huckleberries

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 25 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Inactive: 40 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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Ingredients

Peaches:

4 large peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced

4 tablespoons honey

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon white truffle oil

Shortcakes:

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into bits

1 cup well-shaken buttermilk

Sweet Ricotta Cream:

1 cup whipping cream, chilled

4 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1 cup ricotta

1 pint fresh huckleberries or raspberries, for serving

Directions

  1. For the peaches: Grill the peaches over medium heat until lightly grilled, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Place the honey, lemon juice and truffle oil in a mixing bowl and add the grilled peaches. Toss together to coat well. Let stand until juices form, about 30 minutes. For the shortcakes: Put the oven rack in the middle position and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Blend in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add the buttermilk and stir just until a soft, sticky dough forms. Drop the dough in 6 mounds about 2 inches apart on an ungreased large baking sheet and bake until golden, 15 to 18 minutes. Transfer the biscuits to a rack and cool slightly, about 10 minutes. For the ricotta cream: Beat the cream, confectioners' sugar and vanilla in medium bowl until stiff peaks form. Fold in the ricotta and reserve. Using a serrated knife, cut the shortcakes in half horizontally. Place the cake bottom on each of 6 plates. Top each with the sweet ricotta cream and grilled peaches. Cover with the cake tops. Garnish the plates with huckleberries and any reserved truffled peach juices.

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