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Fresh Buttermilk Strawberry Shortcake

Fresh Buttermilk Strawberry Shortcake
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups flour
  2. 1/2 cup sugar
  3. 1 T baking powder
  4. 1 t baking soda
  5. 1/4 t salt
  6. 1/2 c butter
  7. 1/2 cup buttermilk
  8. 1 t grated lemon peel
  9. 2 eggs, divided
  10. 2 baskets strawberries, stemmed and sliced
  11. 1 cup whipping cream or crème fraiche, whipped and sweetened to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Sprinkle strawberries with 1/4 cup sugar, stir and let sit until sugar melts and berries become juicy.
  3. In a large bowl combine flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Using a cheese grater, grate butter into bowl and stir until well mixed.
  4. In a small bowl, combine buttermilk, lemon peel, 1 whole egg, and 1 egg yolk. Add to flour mixture, and stir to make a soft dough. Divide into 6 equal portions.
  5. On a floured board, pat each into a 3-inch circle. Place on greased baking sheet. Brush generously with remaining egg whites, beaten.Sprinkle generously with additional sugar.Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown. Remove from pan; cool on rack.
  6. Slice each shortcake in half like a bun. Fill and garnish with strawberries and whipped cream or crème fraiche.
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