Old Fashioned Strawberry ShortcakeFrom sjbenoist 4 years ago
- 2 lbs fresh strawberries shopping list
- 1/4 Cup sugar shopping list
- 2 Cups flour shopping list
- 2 Tablespoons sugar shopping list
- 2 Teaspoons baking powder shopping list
- 3/4 Teaspoon salt shopping list
- 1/4 Teaspoon baking soda shopping list
- 1.5 Cups heavy cream or Half & Half shopping list
- OPTIONAL 1 Stick butter (or less), cold shopping list
- Plenty of whip cream shopping list
How to make it
- Wash the strawberries and remove the leafy green section. Slice them thin, about 1/4" - 1/8". Place them in a bowl and toss them with the sugar.
- NOTE: You should use between 2 Tbs and 4 Tbs depending on how sweet your strawberries are and your personal taste.
- Let sit at room temperature for at least 20 minutes. You can bake the biscuits while you wait :)
- Preheat oven to 400 F.
- Mix all your dry ingredients well (Flour, Sugar, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, & Salt).
- If you are using the optional butter, "cut" the butter into the dry mixture by crisscrossing two knives repeatedly, or by using a pastry cutter. You want the chunks to be about the size of peas.
- Add the Heavy Cream (or Half & Half), and stir just until the liquid is absorbed/everything is combined. Dough should be very dry & "rough" looking.
- Spoon dough into 6 equal mounds on ungreased cooking sheet. Shape mounds into rounds or squares, no more than about 1" thick.
- Bake for 16-20 minutes, until golden brown. Careful, it is easy to overcook/burn, especially if you used the butter option.
- Let the biscuits cool in the pan and on a rack for a couple of minutes, then remove them so that they do not stick. May be served now or later.
- Slice a biscuit in half (top/bottom), and place the bottom half in a bowl. Pour some of the strawberry juice that has formed in your bowl over the dry biscuit, then mound some strawberry slices. Top with Whip Cream (to taste).
- Now place the top half of your biscuit on the whip cream, upside down (so the inside part of the biscuit is facing upward). Add more strawberries and Whip Cream.
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