Rating: 4.83 stars
246 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 215
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

A light biscuit topped with delicious strawberries.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

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  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, 1/3 cup white sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl.

  • Cut in cold butter with a knife or pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. (If desired, place flour mixture into the work bowl of a food processor with the butter; pulse several times to cut butter into the flour mixture. Transfer mixture to a mixing bowl, and proceed.)

  • Stir in buttermilk until the flour mixture is moistened.

  • Drop 1/3-cup scoops of the dough 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheet.

  • Brush biscuits with heavy cream and sprinkle generously with turbinado sugar.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Mix together the sliced strawberries, 1/4 cup white sugar, and lemon juice in a large bowl. Allow berries to rest until juices develop, about 30 minutes.

  • Serve the strawberries with juice over the biscuits.

Nutrition Facts

322 calories; protein 4.8g; carbohydrates 47.6g; fat 13.2g; cholesterol 34.7mg; sodium 585.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (262)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2012
What a simple, easy, and delicious dessert! I had some buttermilk I had to use up and this was just perfect. For the shortcakes, I froze the butter and grated it which is much easier. After dropping these onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and did an egg wash (one egg well beaten with 1 Tbsp. of water) and then topped it off with the turbinado sugar which provided a nice little crunch. These baked up beautifully and tasted wonderful. I served them with "Easy Whipped Cream" from this site. This recipe is a definite keeper! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/07/2014
Tasted like biscuits. Read More
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246 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 215
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2012
What a simple, easy, and delicious dessert! I had some buttermilk I had to use up and this was just perfect. For the shortcakes, I froze the butter and grated it which is much easier. After dropping these onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and did an egg wash (one egg well beaten with 1 Tbsp. of water) and then topped it off with the turbinado sugar which provided a nice little crunch. These baked up beautifully and tasted wonderful. I served them with "Easy Whipped Cream" from this site. This recipe is a definite keeper! Read More
(118)
Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2012
Great simple, easy and delicious recipe. I sliced some of the strawberries ahead of time in order for the juice to form. The only ingredient change I made was to sprinkle with light brown sugar instead of turbinado. A word of caution, watch the baking time. While the recipe does not require whipped cream, I did add it on the side. Going in my favorite recipe file. Thanks Emmie4life for sharing your recipe here on Allrecipes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2012
We really enjoyed this. Cut the recipe in half for 6 servings and it worked out great. Tender, moist shortcakes with a pleasant crunch from the sanding sugar (did not have turbinado sugar). I will watch the baking time a little closer next time. Delicious at 15 minutes but I will pull them at 13 - 14 min when we have these again. I would also suggest making these close to serving time. The leftovers were not nearly as tender the next day. I am always looking for super fast, easy recipes that taste and present like you have spent more time preparing and this is a great example. Looking forward to trying all types of fresh fruit this spring and summer with this recipe. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2012
Amazing. This was a perfect way to end a good meal. Make sure you use unsalted butter or omit the salt. Also if you don't have buttermilk add 1 teaspoon of vinegar to the milk. Let stand for 5 minutes before using. This is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2012
very nice biscuit, shortcake recipe. I will not have enough strawberries for the number of biscuits (my own fault) so I added some homemade applesauce to the strawberries to stretch them out a little. No need for extra sugar this way and it is very tasty. I used a large ice cream scoop to scoop these into a mega muffin tin, the butter melted down the sides, collecting in the bottom, causing the whole outside to have a crunchy texture. Very good. I made a second batch subbing 1/2 sour cream, 1/2 plain yogurt for the buttermilk and added some sharp cheese. New Fav biscuit recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2012
Fantastic! These are light, wonderful shortcake biscuits. The only changes I made to the recipe was to decrease the baking powder to 3 teaspoons and I used white sugar on top of the biscuits because I did not have turbinado sugar. Just ate one with my strawberries and these are delicious! A must keep recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2013
I've always had strawberry shortcake made with pound cake, sponge cake or angel food cake - never with this sweet biscuit/scone like "cake." In addition to the turbinado sugar I gave them a good sprinkle of cinnamon sugar. Nice recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2012
perfect biscuit recipe....makes them light & airy. don't work the dough too much, drop biscuits are great. the strawberry mash is perfect. loved it all. i didn't use cream to top all of the biscuits, they tasted the same to me either way. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2012
This makes a terrific not so sweet biscuit for the sweet strawberries and the cream. Delicious! I like pound cake but prefer this old fashion cake like biscuit. Read More
(11)
Rating: 2 stars
10/07/2014
Tasted like biscuits. Read More
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