Peach Shortcakes with Candied Ginger

Just because it says "short"cake, doesn't mean it's short on flavor!

the peach brothers peach shortcake recipe

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes

Servings: 6 


For the Candied Ginger

  • 1/2 cup ginger peeled and thinly sliced

  • 1 cup + 1 Tbsp sugar divided

For the Peach Shortcakes

  • 2 cups all purpose flour

  • 6 Tbsp granulated sugar

  • 1 Tbsp baking powder

  • 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter, diced

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped Candied Ginger divided

  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp ginger ale

  • 1 cup + 3 Tbsp heavy whipping cream divided

  • 2-3 Tbsp sugar-in-the-raw or any other coarse sugar

  • 1 Tbsp confectioner’s sugar

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 4 large peaches thinly sliced


For the Candied Ginger 

  • Place ginger in a medium saucepan, and add enough water to cover the ginger. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 min. Strain out ginger and discard water.
  • Repeat Step #1.
  • In the medium saucepan, place ginger along with 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat and continue to cook until temperature reaches 225 degrees F (approximately 7-8 minutes). Drain ginger and immediately toss with remaining tablespoon of sugar.
  • Cool ginger on parchment or a wire rack, then chop into fine pieces. Store in an air-tight container at room temperature.

    For the Peach Shortcakes

    • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
    • In a medium bowl, combine flour, granulated sugar, and baking powder. Using a pastry blender or two forks, cut in butter until mixture forms small pea-sized balls.
    • Add 1/4 cup chopped ginger, ginger ale and 2 tablespoons of heavy cream. Toss mixture lightly with fork until dough forms a single ball and pulls away from sides of bowl. Shape dough into a 6-inch log.
    • Slice dough into 6 equal rounds. Pat each round with hands until approximately 2-2.5” in diameter.
    • Spread shortcakes out on parchment-lined sheet pan, not allowing them to touch one another.
    • Brush tops and sides of shortcakes with 1 Tbsp of heavy cream. Sprinkle top of each shortcake with sugar-in-the-raw.
    • Bake for 23-25 min, or until shortcakes are golden in color and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Allow to cool.
    • In a medium bowl, add remaining 1 cup of cream along with confectioner’s sugar and vanilla extract. Whisk until stiff peaks form. Fold in remaining 1/4 cup candied ginger.
    • Slice shortcakes in half horizontally. Place bottom on plate and top with sliced peaches and a dollop of whipped cream. Place each shortcake top to side.

    This recipe is from our friend David at Spiced. Make sure to take a moment and admire his work! He has some amazing recipes you have to check out! 
    Thanks David!

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