Buttermilk Strawberry Shortcake


A light biscuit topped with delicious strawberries.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
12 servings


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 4 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • cup white sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • ¾ cup chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream

  • ¼ cup turbinado sugar

  • 8 cups sliced fresh strawberries

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


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

  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

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

  4. 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.)

  5. Stir in buttermilk until the flour mixture is moistened.

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

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

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

  9. 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.

  10. Serve the strawberries with juice over the biscuits.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

322 Calories
13g Fat
48g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 322
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 585mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 66mg 330%
Calcium 145mg 11%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 255mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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