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Recipe Ingredients

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

Recipe Directions

  • To 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!

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