Recipe of the Week: Fresh Strawberry Shortcakes And Cream

It’s strawberry season, so I am always looking for yummy things to do with our strawberries. Of course, we make jelly, fresh fruit salads, and even make homemade strawberry ice cream and strawberry-banana smoothies, but we also really love these shortcakes for dessert. They are fancy enough to serve company but easy enough for any day with the family.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 Tbsp white sugar
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup frozen unsalted butter, grated
  • 1/2 cup cold buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp heavy cream, divided
  • 2 Tbsp turbinado (raw) sugar
  • 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 3 Tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 Tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, 3 Tbsp white sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl.
  4. Grate frozen butter and stir it into the flour mixture. (Be sure to keep this mixture cold, so that the butter does not melt until baked.)
  5. Stir in cold buttermilk, until the flour mixture just until mixture is moist.
  6. Drop about 1/3 cup of the dough 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Brush each of the biscuits with some of the 1 Tbsp of heavy cream and then sprinkle each biscuit generously with some of the turbinado sugar.
  8. Bake the sugar biscuits in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  9. While biscuits are baking, mix together the sliced strawberries, 3 Tbsp white sugar, and lemon juice in a large bowl. Allow berries to rest until juices develop, about 30 minutes.
  10. Once biscuits are cooked, let them cool completely.
  11. When ready to serve, whip the 1 cup of heavy cream with the 3 Tbsp of white sugar and 1 tsp of vanilla extract until stiff.
  12. Cut the biscuits in half and open. Serve the strawberries with juice over the biscuit halves and top with sweetened whipped cream.

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