Juicy rhubarb and fragrant peaches soak deliciously into tender buttermilk biscuits.

Lisa Cherkasky
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 1994




Instructions Checklist
  • To make biscuits: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or coat with cooking spray. Stir together all-purpose flour, cake flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Cut butter and cream cheese into the dry ingredients with a pastry blender or 2 knives until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center and add buttermilk; stir with a fork just until a dough forms.

  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it very briefly. Pat into a 1/4-inch thickness and cut biscuits with a 3-inch cutter. Reroll any dough scraps and cut them too. Arrange biscuits on the prepared baking sheet, brush tops with egg white and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sugar. Bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a rack and let cool slightly.

  • To make filling: Stir together rhubarb, 1/2 cup sugar and lemon juice in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over low heat. Cook, uncovered, for 1 minute. Transfer the rhubarb to a bowl with a slotted spoon. Increase heat to medium and boil the liquid until it is syrupy, about 2 minutes. (You should have about 1/2 cup.) Add the syrup to the reserved rhubarb and set aside.

  • Blanch peaches in boiling water for 1 minute. Remove with a slotted spoon and refresh under cold water. Slip off skins. Cut the peaches in half, remove pits and thinly slice. Add to the rhubarb and stir gently to mix. Whip cream in a chilled bowl until firm peaks form. Fold into yogurt.

  • To assemble shortcakes: Slice the biscuits in half with a serrated knife and place bottoms on dessert plates. Spoon the fruit filling onto and around the biscuits. Spoon a little of the yogurt-cream topping over the fruit. Replace biscuit tops and finish with a dollop of topping.

Nutrition Facts

301.1 calories; protein 7g 14% DV; carbohydrates 52.5g 17% DV; exchange other carbs 3.5; dietary fiber 2g 8% DV; sugars 24g; fat 7.4g 11% DV; saturated fat 4.4g 22% DV; cholesterol 21.8mg 7% DV; vitamin a iu 347.5IU 7% DV; vitamin c 7.2mg 12% DV; folate 103.3mcg 26% DV; calcium 176.1mg 18% DV; iron 2.2mg 12% DV; magnesium 21mg 8% DV; potassium 357.4mg 10% DV; sodium 524.2mg 21% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 31% DV.