Grilled Peaches and Cream Shortcake is a unique twist on a classic dessert. Grilled peaches are served with vanilla bean shortcake, a scoop of creamy ice cream and homemade whipped cream!
For the vanilla bean biscuits:
- 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 vanilla bean
- sparkling sugar, for topping
For the shortcake:
- 1 1/2 cups cold heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
- 4 peaches, sliced in half and pits removed
- 1 - 2 pints Graeter's Madagascar Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
- fresh mint, for garnish
o make the vanilla bean biscuits, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour mixture until the butter pieces are no bigger than the size of small peas. In a glass measuring cup, whisk together egg and heavy cream. Scrape the contents of the vanilla bean into the liquid mixture and whisk to blend. Add the wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry ingredients and gently fold together with a fork or spatula until a sticky dough has formed. Knead the dough a few times to ensure that all the dry ingredients are incorporated and the dough is cohesive.
Transfer the dough to a well floured work surface and pat down until about 1 1/4 inches thick. Use a 3-inch round cookie or biscuit cutter to cut into 8 rounds. Whisk together egg yolk with one tablespoon water and brush tops of shortcakes. Sprinkle lightly with sugar. Place the shaped biscuits on the prepared baking sheet and bake until lightly browned, about 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet.
To make the whipped cream, add the heavy cream to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. beat on high speed until still peaks form. Add the sugar and whisk until blended; set aside.
Preheat grill to medium. Grill peaches until tender, about 3 minutes on each side.
To arrange the shortcakes, slice each biscuit in half. Divide the grilled peaches, ice cream, and whipped cream among the biscuits, layering over each. Top with the remaining biscuit halves, garnish with mint and enjoy!