Shortcakes are on my short list (no pun intended) of go-to desserts when there is little time or equipment available (read – dinner at my dad’s house for a big family gathering.) Normally I opt for a strawberry or mixed berry variety, but this peach version has been taunting me since last summer and it was time to give it a go. I’ve been doing my very best to take advantage of peach season before it is gone and this seemed the perfect fit. Shortcakes are also great for entertaining large groups because almost everything can be made in advance and then simply assembled when it’s time for dessert. The biscuits are just barely sweet, an ideal counterbalance to the sweet, juicy fruit topping and the airy whipped cream. Such a perfect ending to a summer get together, don’t you think?