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Strawberry Shortcakes

Rated as 4.65 out of 5 Stars

"This culinary deviation from the traditional angel food cake version is a refreshing spring and summertime dessert."
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1 h 35 m servings 643
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Toss strawberries with 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar in a bowl; set aside at room temperature for 1 hour for juice to form.
  3. Whisk flour, white sugar, baking powder, and sea salt in a bowl. Cut unsalted butter into flour mixture with a pastry cutter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Pour 1 cup cream into flour mixture, starting with 1/2 cup and adding a tablespoon or two at a time as needed. Stir to make a soft dough. Add more cream as needed. Place dough into a floured bowl and knead a few times with the heel of your hand.
  4. Roll dough out 1/2 inch thick on a floured surface; cut dough into 6 3-inch rounds using a biscuit cutter. Place onto ungreased baking sheet.
  5. Bake until tops are golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
  6. Whip remaining 1 cup cream in a metal or glass bowl, using an electric mixer, until cream forms soft peaks when beaters are lifted directly up out of cream; gently fold in 2 tablespoons of confectioners' sugar and vanilla extract. Cover and refrigerate cream until ready to serve.
  7. To serve, split each shortcake round horizontally, using a serrated knife, and place bottoms of shortcakes onto serving plates. Spoon about 1/2 cup of strawberries and juice onto shortcake half; top with 1/4 cup of whipped cream. Place shortcake tops onto desserts; dust each dessert with about 1 teaspoon confectioners' sugar and a sprig of mint.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 643 calories; 41.7 62.9 6.9 139 349 Full nutrition

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Ummm if you want a more cake like biscuit use a more cake like biscuit recipe do not take stars off because you wanted a different recipe .

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Very disappointed. I've made this twice & had the same results both times. The shortcakes do not rise very much at all. I follow the directions to the "T" & have had identical results. Again, di...

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Ummm if you want a more cake like biscuit use a more cake like biscuit recipe do not take stars off because you wanted a different recipe .

This is an awesome recipe for strawberry shortcake! In my family, the shortcake is always a biscuit type, and nothing but real whipped cream will do. My only other comment has to do with the di...

Happy to be the first one to rate this recipe! Was making a dessert for a diabetic friend and substituted 1 tblsp of Stevia for sugar in cake mix and 1/4 cup of stevia for strawberries (otherwi...

Made as directed. Soooo delicious. "Biscuit" shortcake is outstanding!

Came out great. Did not look as crumbly as I thought it would when I added the butter, but I don't think it mattered, tasted delicious. I like that they weren't real sweet, because once the berr...

I have made this at least a half dozen times & got RAVES every time. It's just baking powder biscuits made with real butter & cream but what a taste difference from regular biscuits. Many in t...

This was the best strawberry shortcake I have ever made. everyone loved it. Thanks for a great recipe!

This recipe makes really good biscuits but I wanted something more cakey. I wish the description mentioned that or the picture was better at portraying it. I gave it a 4 because it you are looki...

no changes, absolutely delicious! Combined with fresh whipped cream, it's the best shortcake i've ever had. won't be buying pre-made anymore!