Peaches sitting on the lea
Brightly shining merrily
Ripe and fresh picked off the tree
Stone fruit summer fantasy
Eat them with some hot brewed tea
Bake with cobblers, pies, and ghee
Make into a jubilee
Or better yet go wild and free
With a cream and biscuits spree
Splash syrup there for all to see
Peach shortcake fit for royalty
- 1 c Otto's cassava flour
- 1 c tigernut flour
- 1 tsp grassfed gelatin (omit or sub agar agar for V)
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp sea salt
- 6 tb cold leaf lard (or coconut oil for V)
- 2 tb honey (use maple syrup or coconut sugar for V) (optional, depending on sweetness preference)
- 1 - 1.25 c coconut milk or water
- 1 tsp vanilla (optional)
- 1 tb apple cider vinegar
- 3 ripe peaches and/or nectarines
- 1 tb coconut sugar (optional)
- 3 - 4 tb water (helps peaches macerate and create a sauce)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- ⅛ tsp of sea salt
- 2 chilled cans of full-fat coconut milk for coconut whipped cream
- 1 tb honey (maple syrup for V)
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cut peaches/nectarines into slices/chunks, sprinkle with coconut sugar, salt, lemon juice, and cinnamon, add water and mix gently. Leave to macerate in the fridge while you make the shortcakes.
- Mix dry ingredients for the shortcake (first 5 ingredients), then add cold lard/fat in chunks and honey. Cut in lard with a pastry cutter until mixture reaches a dry crumble consistency.
- Add coconut milk and ACV. Mix well (mixture will be wetter than standard biscuit/shortcake mix, you should be able to spoon it out/drop onto parchment-lined baking tray).
- Spoon out six shortcakes (try not to flatten them, it's better if they're high in the middle).
- Bake at 450 for 12 minutes, then turn down to 350 and bake for 6-8 more minutes - shortcakes should be brown on the outside and not squishy when you touch them in the middle.
- Take the solid part of your coconut milk and whip it with a mixer, adding sweetener once you have solid peaks.
- Cut shortcakes, spoon peach mixture onto the bottom layer, spoon whipped cream on top, then put on the top layer and repeat.
- Eat, and enjoy this happiest of summer treats. 🙂
This post has been shared on Phoenix Helix’s Paleo-AIP Roundtable.