Sourdough Shortcake with Fresh Berries


As seen on WIBW 13 News This Morning as part of Chef Alli’s Farm Fresh Kitchen, April 2014.  My guests were the Bathhurst Family from Salina, KS and Charity Bathhurst provided this recipe for sourdough shortcake.  She also brought me my own sourdough starter and I’ve enjoyed creating some new recipes that incorporate sour dough.   

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. soda
Dash baking powder
½ cup vegetable or canola oil
1 cup sourdough starter
2 Tbs. milk
Mix dry ingredients together, then add oil, starter and milk; pat out with floured hands onto a greased jelly roll pan.  Sprinkle with sugar.  Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 6-8 minutes, or until golden brown.  Do not over bake.  Serve in layers with fresh berries and whipped topping.
(For more information on sourdough starter (it’s uses, how to start and how to manage) here’s a good website: and also a good post on the King Arthur Flour blog, Flourish:
Berry Topping
4-6 cups sliced strawberries
1 pint blueberries
1/3 – ½ cup granulated sugar
Zest of 1 orange
Zest of 1 lemon
Drizzle of vanilla extract
Splash of Triple Sec
Gently combine strawberries and blueberries with sugar, zest, vanilla and triple sec; let rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.  Serve with juices over shortcake; top with whipped topping.
Now You’re Cookin’,
Chef Alli

Chef Alli

Chef Alli is a home-grown Kansas girl on a mission to strengthen families through enabling kitchen confidence, educating the family cook, and encouraging better food relationships. She believes with her whole heart that time spent with our loved ones and our overall quality of life is greatly enhanced by nutritious food made at home with simple, wholesome ingredients. She loves being able to connect and share this passion with others through her website, her social media presence, and her coveted speaking engagements.

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