Masa Berry Shortcake


Masa Berry Shortcake

Masa Berry Shortcake

Pastelito con Fresas y Moras

Recipe Yield

6 servings

Cooking time

15 minutes

Rate this recipe

5 from 6 votes


For the berry topping:

  • 3 cups strawberries hulled and sliced ¼ inch thick
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For the biscuits:

  • 1 cup masa harina
  • cups all purpose flour plus more to dust work surface
  • tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1⅓ cups heavy cream plus 1 tablespoon for brushing tops of biscuits
  • teaspoons turbinado sugar or brown sugar for sprinkling

For the whipped cream:

  • ½ cup heavy whipped cream
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

To Prepare

To make the berry topping:

  • Combine the berries in a large bowl with the lemon juice, sugar, and vanilla. Toss and let sit out at room temperature while you prepare the biscuits and whipped cream.

To make the biscuits:

  • Preheat oven to 375℉. Whisk together the masa, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the center and stir in 1⅓ cups heavy cream until incorporated. Dust your work surface with flour and knead the dough for one minute until it fully comes together.
  • Pat the dough into a ¾ inch thick square. Use a 3 inch biscuit cutter and cut out 6 biscuits. Repat the dough together to cut the last few biscuits. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Brush with the remaining tablespoon heavy cream and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until lightly golden brown. Cool before serving.

To make the whipped cream:

  • Combine the heavy cream and sour cream in a large bowl. Use a hand mixer to whip it until it thickens. Add the sugar and vanilla and continue to whip it until it reaches soft peaks.
  • To serve, split the biscuits in half after they have cooled. Top with the juicy berries and whipped cream.


6comments inMasa Berry Shortcake

  1. Yonne't Scott

    Jul 02

    Greeting’s , Pati ✌
    Would replacement of 1/2 ‘n 1/2 instead of heavy crm ?

    Thank you for your time ~
    Yonne’t 🤗❣

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 18

      I wouldn’t because half & half is of course more liquid, but maybe you can figure out how to add less. Let me know if it works 🙂

  2. Donna J

    May 09

    Hello Pati,
    Thank you for the Masa Berry Shortcake recipe. Wow, it was easy to make and so very delicious.
    Thank You again.

    1. Pati Jinich

      May 15

      Very happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe Donna 😉

  3. Fabiola Urban

    Mar 24

    Hola Paty,

    Podria ver el video de esta receta ? (Masa Berry Shortcake).


    Fabiola Urban

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 29

      Claro que si Fabiola, esta en YouTube, lo puedes encontrar en este enlace:

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