Strawberry Yogurt Shortcakes

A perfect family treat when strawberries are in season.

March 25, 2013

Serves: 6
Prep: 15 min
Cook: 12 min
Total: 4 hr 37 min

  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 2 cups whole grain pastry flour
  • 4 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 pints strawberries, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel

1. Line a sieve with a coffee filter or white paper towel and place over a deep bowl. Place the yogurt in the sieve. Cover with plastic wrap, refrigerate, and allow to drain for 4 hours, or until very thick. Discard the liquid in the bowl.


2. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Coat a large baking sheet with organic cooking spray.

3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, butter, brown sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix with your fingers to form crumbs. Add 2/3 cup of the buttermilk, stirring with a fork until the dough comes together.

4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Gently pat or roll to a 3/4" thickness. Using a 3" round cutter or large glass, cut into 6 biscuits. (You may have to pat the dough scraps together to cut out all the biscuits.)

5. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Brush with the remaining 1 tablespoon buttermilk. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of the granulated sugar.

6. Bake for 12 minutes, or until golden. Cool on a rack for 10 minutes. Remove from the sheet and place on the rack to cool completely.

7. In a large bowl, mix the strawberries, orange juice, and the remaining 1/3 cup granulated sugar. Let stand for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

8. In a medium bowl, whisk together the drained yogurt and orange peel.

9. Split the biscuits crosswise in half. On dessert plates, layer the biscuits with berries in the center and on the top. Top with the yogurt.

Nutritional Facts per serving
Calories     368.5 cal
Fat     9.8 g
Saturated fat     5.7 g
Cholesterol     25.6 mg
Sodium     328.1 mg
Carbohydrates     63.1 g
Total sugars     36.5
Dietary fiber     5.3 g
Protein     9.9 g

Courtesy of the Rodale Healthy Recipe Finder