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Strawberry Shortcake

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 servings
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This Strawberry Shortcake is easy to make, with a simple sweet biscuit base, sweetened whipped cream and fresh strawberries! It's the perfect summer dessert and great for making ahead to serve to guests on a whim

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword shortcake, strawberry, strawberries, strawberry shortcake

Ingredients

Biscuits

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cold unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Strawberries

  • 1 lb strawberries diced
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Sweetened Whipped Cream

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream 30-35%
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Biscuits

  1. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. Cut in the butter using a pastry cutter until it is in pea-sized pieces.
  3. Lightly beat the egg and stir into the flour.
  4. Gradually add the buttermilk, adding just enough so that the dough comes together. For best results, cover and chill for 30 minutes before rolling.
  5. Roll out on a lightly floured surface to 1/2" thickness. Cut into rounds using a 2 3/4 " biscuit cutter (or whatever size you prefer).
  6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Place biscuits in the center of the baking sheet so that they are touching.
  8. Beat together the egg and water and brush over the tops of the biscuits. Sprinkle with sugar.
  9. Bake for 15-20 minutes until light golden brown. Let cool to room temperature before serving.

Strawberries

  1. Wash and chop strawberries. Add sugar and stir.
  2. Let sit for 20 minutes or more or until they become juicy.

Sweetened Whipped Cream

  1. In a large bowl, beat cream with an electric mixer until soft peaks form.
  2. Add sugar and vanilla and beat until stiff peaks form. Adjust sweetness to taste.
  3. Serve split biscuits with strawberries and whipped cream as desired.
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Shortcake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 443 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 20g100%
Cholesterol 137mg46%
Sodium 288mg12%
Potassium 536mg15%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1210IU24%
Vitamin C 27mg33%
Calcium 228mg23%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.