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Fluffy biscuits with juicy peaches and airy whipped cream give that summer feeling any time

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Missing summer already? The good news is you can enjoy peach shortcakes any time! Start with frozen peaches and you’re on your way to making a delicious treat with a summery vibe.

Quick whipped tip

If you’re making your own whipped cream, it is important not to over-whip the cream. But what happens if you take whipped cream too far?

Cream, like butter and vinaigrette, is an emulsion. It’s made of tiny droplets of fat suspended in water. As you whip cream, tiny air bubbles become held in place by those droplets of fat, making it light and fluffy. But if you whip cream for too long, the emulsion of fat and water breaks! The droplets of fat clump together and separate from the liquid.

The good news is that you’re on your way toward making butter. The bad news is that you’ll need to start your whipped cream over again, so be sure to keep a careful eye on your cream as you beat it.

In the end, if you want to save time, simply buy some whipped cream from the grocery store when you pick up the frozen peach slices.


Peach Shortcakes

Makes 4 shortcakes

1 pound sliced frozen peaches, thawed

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger


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