Ahhh … juicy NC summer tomatoes, how we love thee. Since they don’t need much fuss’n over, this simple shortcake is just right for breakfast, brunch or as a side with a juicy steak. A dollop of savory cream is the crowning glory.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine shortcake ingredients and drop by heaping tablespoon onto prepared baking pan. Spread flat with back of spoon.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Cool.
Stir all filling ingredients together least one hour before serving. Spoon filling over 12 shortcakes, covering each with second cake.
For topping, whip cream and cream cheese until thickened. Blend in pepper.
Top shortcakes with dollop of whipped cream and garnish with fresh herbs.