Ginger Shortcakes with Oven-Roasted Plums

Ginger Shortcakes with Oven-Roasted Plums 150 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Ginger Shortcakes with Oven-Roasted Plums 150

Crystallized ginger complements sweet- tart roasted plums. Look for it in the baking aisle of the supermarket.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: September 2009

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb firm ripe prune pitted and quartered
  • 1 1/2 lb firm ripe purple plums pitted and quartered
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2/3 cups whipping cream
Ginger Shortcakes:
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sugar

Method

In greased 13- x 9-inch (3 L) glass baking dish, combine plums, 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the sugar and lemon juice. Roast in 400°F (200°C) oven until tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool.

Ginger Shortcakes: Meanwhile, in large bowl, whisk together flour, granulated sugar, crystallized ginger, baking powder, salt and ground ginger. Using pastry blender, cut in butter until in coarse crumbs. Pour all but 2 tsp (10 mL) of the milk over top; stir with fork to form soft, slightly sticky ragged dough.

Turn out dough onto floured surface. Knead gently 10 times. Roll out into 8- x 5-1/2-inch (20 x 13 cm) rectangle. Trim scant 1/4-inch (5 mm) to straighten edges. Cut into 6 squares; place on parchment paper–lined baking sheet. Brush with remaining milk; sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake in 425°F (220°C) oven until golden, 15 to 18 minutes. Transfer to rack; cool.

In bowl, whip cream with remaining sugar. Break biscuits in half horizontally. Place bottoms on plates. Top with whipped cream and plums; replace tops.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 480 mg
  • Protein 8 g
  • Calories 574.0
  • Total fat 27 g
  • Potassium 427 mg
  • Cholesterol 78 mg
  • Saturated fat 16 g
  • Total carbohydrate 79 g

%RDI

  • Iron 24.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 45.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 14.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 28.0
  • Vitamin C 15.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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