Dietician's Tip: Shortcake is a rich, salty biscuit. This healthier version calls for whole-wheat pastry flour and low-sodium baking powder.
For the shortcake:
- 1 3/4 cups whole-wheat pastry flour, sifted
- 1/4 cup all-purpose (plain) flour, sifted
- 2 1/2 teaspoons low-sodium baking powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/4 cup trans-free margarine (chilled)
- 3/4 cup fat-free milk (chilled)
For the topping:
- 6 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 3/4 cup (6 ounces) plain or vanilla fat-free yogurt
Heat the oven to 425 F. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, re-sift the flours, baking powder and sugar together. Using a fork, cut the chilled margarine into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the chilled milk and stir just until a moist dough forms.
Turn the dough onto a generously floured work surface and, with floured hands, knead gently 6 to 8 times until the dough is smooth and manageable. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough into a rectangle 1/4-inch thick. Cut into 8 squares. Place the squares into the prepared baking sheet and bake until golden, 10 to 12 minutes.
Transfer the biscuits onto individual plates. Top each with 3/4 cup strawberries and 1 1/2 tablespoons yogurt. Serve immediately.
Nutritional analysis per serving
Serving size: 1 shortcake and toppings
- Calories 218
- Cholesterol 1 mg
- Monounsaturated fat 2 g
- Saturated fat 2 g
- Sodium 75 mg
- Total carbohydrate 36 g
- Dietary fiber 6 g
- Protein 5 g
- Serving size 1 shortcake and toppings
- Total fat 6 g