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Blueberry Shortcake

This dairy-free, blueberry shortcake is a refreshing twist on the strawberry classic dish with flaky biscuits, blueberry sauce and fresh whipped cream.

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You guys, Friday Night Dinner is back. I know it’s been a while, and things have been absolutely crazy around here, but I haven’t given up on my favorite show and all the amazing recipes that come with it. This blueberry shortcake is from season 1, episode 3. Remember that weird twin wedding where the brides compromised on their wedding colors? Yeah, that one. Well this was the dessert from their wedding, and a result of Jackson not provide Sookie with the strawberries she had ordered. Just the beginning of their many food quarrels.

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I based my own blueberry shortcake on the dairy free biscuits I posted earlier this week, and to make them a little more dessert friendly, I added vanilla extract and rolled them in sugar before baking. The sugar crust really makes the difference.

The blueberries needed a sauce because there was no way they’d stay put atop a crumbly biscuit without some sort of traction, plus, they don’t macerate quite like a strawberry. So I made a quick blueberry syrup on the stove while the biscuits were in the oven.

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As for the whipped cream, I cheated a little and used this frozen concoction. It was a product I had picked up at the grocery store to test out, and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of it’s whip. Even though its a slight chemical tornado, it really tasted great and had the consistency of real whipped cream. With that being said, you could also go with a frozen coconut whipped topping (don’t thaw completely), or make your own. Do what’s best for you with the time you have.

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If you’re not making this recipe dairy free, feel free to use whatever whipped cream you want, and you can even substitute butter for the shortening in the biscuit recipe.

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Dairy Free Blueberry Shortcake

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients

For the biscuits:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter-flavored vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour, for rolling
  • Sugar, for topping

For the blueberry sauce:

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions

For the biscuits:

  1. Preheat oven to 450˚F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Cut in shortening until a small crumb has formed. Stir in coconut milk and vanilla extract until a ball of dough is formed.
  3. Knead dough on a floured surface until no longer sticky. Roll to 1/2-inch thick, and use a circle cutter to cut biscuits.
  4. Transfer biscuits to prepared baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes, or until tops are golden brown. Remove from oven and transfer to a cooling rack.

For the blueberry sauce:

  1. Heat ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer.
  2. Continue to heat until sauce turns a dark purple. Remove from heat and let rest or refrigerate until ready to use.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
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