Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Today, strawberry shortcakes are made from every recipe from biscuits to white cake and angel food cake but the original recipes always called for biscuits. This is an original biscuit-like shortcake made richer with dairy products and sugar.
It is rich, tender, and flaky.
2 cups all-purpose flour or more to make the right consistency of dough
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup cold butter cut into chunks
1 large egg
3/4 cup cream
1 tablespoon melted butter or cream for brushing
2 tablespoons large crystal sugar
2 pints ripe strawberries
1/4 cup sugar
1 cups heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-4 tablespoons sugar
For the shortcake: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. 1. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
2. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients with a pastry blender.
3. Whisk the egg into the cream.
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the cream mixture into the well.
Mix with a fork until the ingredients just stick together.
Drop into biscuits on a greased cookie sheet and then pat with the back of a spoon to make to about 3/4-inch thick. To make cut-out biscuits, pat the dough into a sheet on a floured countertop and cut into three inch shapes with either a knife or a cookie cutter.
4. Brush the tops with the melted butter or cream.
Sprinkle the tops with sugar.
Bake for about fifteen minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack. Serve while still fresh and warm. Note: For the best results, always serve shortcake fresh. The dough can sit in the refrigerator for up to two hours while waiting to bake.
For the strawberries:
Wash and slice the strawberries. Sprinkle the strawberries with sugar and toss to coat. For the whipped cream: Combine the whipped cream, two tablespoons sugar, and the vanilla in a chilled bowl. Whip on medium speed until soft peaks form. Sweeten with the additional sugar if desired. To serve: Split the warm biscuits open. Fill with berries and whipped cream. Top with additional whipped cream and berries.


Samantha said...

Sounds and looks so delicious, I love stawberries ! Thanks for sharing !

Sandra said...

That looks very good!