Fill these little Strawberry Shortcakes with berries as they come into season. Soft, yet crunchy, these biscuits topped with fresh whipped cream and your favourite strawberries, this easy dessert recipe is the perfect summer treat.
This old-fashioned recipe for strawberry shortcakes is quick and easy to make with basic ingredients.
Filled with homemade whipped cream and fresh summer strawberries, this recipe is a crowd-pleaser!
How to Make Strawberry Shortcake
This recipe comes together in about 40 minutes and is an easy dessert that even a beginner baker would be able to tackle without any problem.
Hull (cut the tops off) and rinse fresh strawberries. Sprinkle with 2 tsp. of white sugar and set in the fridge.
Before you start the biscuits, and if you're using freshly made whipped cream, chill the bowl that you will be using to whip the cream. On a hot day in particular, the whipping cream will simply not perform the way that it should. A chilled bowl solves this problem.
In a large mixing bowl, combine all purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Using a pastry blender, or by hand, cut in the cubed butter. If you are cutting the butter in by hand.
The mixture will resemble fine crumbs.
In a separate mixing bowl, combine sour cream and milk. Use a fork to add it to the flour mixture. You will end up with a soft, sticky dough.
Gather the flour mixture into a ball, then knead it about 10 times or until it is smooth.
Use a rolling pin (or you can press by hand) to roll the dough into a circle about one inch thick.
Use a three inch circle cookie cutter to cut into circles. You will need to re-roll the scraps once and cut again.
Place on baking sheet and brush the tops with milk. Bake in a 425°F oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Edges will be golden brown when the biscuits are done.
You can use canned whipped cream or dream whip or you can make your own using fresh whipped cream.
For making the whipped cream homemade, beat one cup of whipping cream with 1 tablespoon of icing sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Beat until medium peaks form. When you dip a fork into it, you should see a form shape as you lift it out.
To serve, slice the biscuit in half (best when warm) and top with prepared strawberries, followed by the whipped cream. Place the other half of the biscuit top over the whipped cream and berries, then repeat again with more berries and whipped cream on top.