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Strawberry shortcake on white plate

Strawberry Shortcake


Description

Fill these little shortcakes with berries as they come into season. Soft, yet crunchy, top these biscuits with sweetened whipped cream for a tasty treat. 


Ingredients

Shortcake

2 cups all purpose flour

2 1/2 tablesppons granulated sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup butter, cold and cut into 1/2 inch cubes

1/2 cup sour cream

1/4 cup milk

2 tablespoons milk (for glaze)

Whipped Cream

1 cup whipping cream

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 tablespoon icing sugar

6 cups strawberries


Instructions

Strawberry Preparation

Hull (cut the tops off) and rinse fresh strawberries. Sprinkle with 2 tsp. of white sugar and set in the fridge. 

Shortcake

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  

2. Cut in cubed butter by hand or with pastry blender until fine crumbs. 

3. In a small bowl, combine sour cream and milk.

4. Add to flour mixture, pouring it in all at once. 

5. Stir with a fork until you can form a soft, sticky ball. 

6. With lightly floured hands, gather up the dough and set it onto a lightly floured surface. 

7. With a rolling pin (or pat out by hand) roll dough into a circle about 1 inch thick. 

8. Using 3-inch cookie cutter, cut into 6 rounds. You will have to re-roll the scraps once. 

9. Place on baking sheet and brush tops with milk. 

10. Bake in 425°F oven for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown. 

11. To serve, cut biscuit in half and spoon strawberries over the bottom half, followed by whipped cream. Top with other half  of the strawberries and spoon additional strawberries and whipped cream over top. 

Whipped Cream

In a mixing bowl, combine whipping cream, icing sugar and vanilla. Mix on medium-high speed of mixer until medium peaks form. (approx 2- 2 and 1/2 minutes)

 

 

Notes

Optional: Sprinkle with powdered icing sugar for garnish and sprig of mint leaf.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 biscuit
  • Calories: 450
  • Sugar: 8.9 g
  • Sodium: 233 mg
  • Fat: 27.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 17.3 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 43.4 g
  • Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 7.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 77.9 mg

Keywords: Strawberry Shortcake