Brava Shortcakes

Brava Shortcakes

Macerated Berries

Created by Brava

Serving Size


Active Time

~35 min

Total Time

~1 hr 25 min


  • 1½ cups bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon plus 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups plus 1 tablespoon cold heavy cream
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 pint strawberries, raspberries and/or blackberries
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar or other coarse sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

From Your Pantry

kosher salt


mixing bowls

Brava metal tray

pastry brush


Nutrition Information

Allergens: Milk, Eggs, Wheat (Gluten)


  • Sweets
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid Friendly
  • American
  • Bread
  • Desserts
  • Eggs
  • Fruits
  • Metal Tray
  • Recipes
  • Weekend
  • Year Round

  1. step

    Make dough

    • In large bowl, stir together bread flour, baking powder and ½ teaspoon salt. Using your hands, work butter into flour mixture until lumps are the size of peas.
    • Add 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon heavy cream and orange zest and stir until combined.
    • Divide dough into 6 equal rounds, each about 1½ inches tall.
    • Cover dough rounds loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  2. step

    Prep egg wash & macerate berries

    • In small bowl, combine eggs, egg yolk and a pinch of salt; beat with fork until blended. Let stand at room temperature.
    • In medium bowl, stir together berries, lime juice and 1 tablespoon granulated sugar. Let stand at room temperature.
    • Remove plastic wrap from shortcakes. Place them, evenly spaced apart, in Zones 1, 2 and 3 of Brava metal tray.
    • Press green button to begin preheating.

  3. step

    Bake shortcakes & whip cream

    • Using pastry brush, brush tops of shortcakes with egg wash and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
    • When Brava is preheated, slide metal tray into bottom shelf. Press green button again to begin baking.
    • While shortcakes are baking, make whipped cream. In large bowl, whisk together remaining 1 cup heavy cream, remaining 1 tablespoon granulated sugar and vanilla extract until medium peaks form. Refrigerate until ready to assemble shortcakes.
    • When your food is done, transfer shortcakes to wire rack or plate and cool for 5–10 minutes before assembling.

  4. step

    Assemble & serve

    • Using serrated knife, cut shortcakes in half horizontally.
    • Spoon a heaping tablespoon of whipped cream on bottom half of each shortcake.
    • Top whipped cream with a spoonful of berries.
    • Top berries with another spoonful of whipped cream; cover with shortcake tops.