This strawberry shortcake is made completely from scratch. Homemade shortcakes, homemade whipped cream. Just like strawberry shortcake should be.
Strawberries are everywhere during the summer and I fully take advantage of them! I love how sweet and juicy the summer berries are. When I was young I remember going with my grandma to pick all kinds of berries. Then we would go back to her home and she would make all kinds of jams and jellies. But my favorite thing was her homemade strawberry shortcake. No store-bought angel food cake, but freshly made sweetened biscuits topped with delicious berries and a dollop of barely sweetened whipped cream. Yum.
So I figured I’d share my recipe for strawberry shortcake with you. Fresh strawberries are a must and I often find that they are sweet enough on their own and don’t need much sugar, just enough to help make the strawberries juicy. I like to slice them because to me they look like little hearts, and heart make me happy. After slicing, sprinkle on the sugar and set aside.
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The shortcake comes together quickly and only takes about 12 minutes to bake. The trick here is to use very cold butter and to cut it into small pieces and then blend it into the flour mixture with your finger tips until it appears mealy. Or you could use a pastry blender, if you have one. You can use a 3 inch round cookie cutter to cut the dough, but I just used a drinking glass. Actually, I usually just drop spoonfuls of dough on to the Silpat, and skip the cutting all together!
The whipped cream is the fun part. Since the strawberries and the shortcake are sweet, I typically use very little sweetener in the whipped cream. I do like to add a little vanilla extract to flavor it, and if I’m feeling in the mood, I’ll use almond extract! It takes about 5 minutes to whip up with a hand mixer and it’s well worth the time!
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Go ahead and serve your strawberry shortcake in a martini glass! (Oh my dog that one in the link is gorgeous!)
Feeling like a silly strawberry…
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