Mixed Berry Cornmeal Biscuit Shortcakes
For these shortcakes, macerated fresh berries and homemade whipped cream—flavored with vanilla and lemon zest—are served atop a buttery, tender split cornmeal biscuit for a summery dessert. Stacking and patting down the dough as opposed to kneading it helps you avoid overworking the dough, and also encourages even lamination. The addition of cornmeal in the dough adds great texture and flavor to the biscuits. You can make them earlier in the day and then warm them back up when you're ready to serve.