(Makes 6 mini skillets)
Here’s what you will need:
5 cups mixed berries
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons orange juice, freshly squeezed
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons orange zest
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup cold butter, cubed
1/2 cup buttermilk
Vanilla ice cream, fresh mint, and fresh berries for garnish
Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F.
Then, in a medium-size bowl, gently toss together the mixed berries, sugar, melted butter, and orange juice. Set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, orange zest, baking powder, and salt until combined. Then, cut in the cubed butter with a pastry blender or fork until crumbly. Add the buttermilk, stirring until the ingredients are moistened. On a lightly floured surface, turn out the dough and knead until just combined (about 4 – 6 times). Pat the dough into a 1-inch thick, 6 x 4 inch rectangle. Cut into 6 squares, then cut the squares diagonally in half to form 12 triangles.
Lightly grease your skillets and arrange them on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet. Divide the berry mixture among the skillets. Place 2 dough triangles over the berry mixture in each of the skillets.
Bake at for 22 – 26 minutes or until the fruit bubbles and the crust is golden. Cool for about 15 minutes before serving. Garnish with ice cream, extra berries, and sprig of mint.