Love and Confections: Easy Strawberry Shortcakes

April 7, 2014

Easy Strawberry Shortcakes

Strawberry Shortcakes are the perfect quick dessert that's not too sweet and highlights those perfect berries!



A lot of people associate strawberry shortcake as angel food cake topped with strawberries, but if you are from the south you know different. This is a true strawberry shortcake. The biscuit is buttery and crumbly and best eaten as soon as it cools off. If you want to give yourself a workout - like I did - hand whip your heavy cream - it's a lot quieter than turning on the stand mixer, especially when Baby Grace is taking a nap.


I was actually out of milk, so I substituted heavy cream. Next time I will probably try the milk, just to see how it turns out. I recommend a disher or ice cream scoop, so they are uniform in size - I got 8 from this recipe at about 2.75 ounces per shortcake.

Strawberry Shortcake
adapted from Bisquick

Strawberry Shortcake Ingredients:
 - 1 pint Strawberries, hulled and diced
 - 2 & 1/3 cups Bisquick mix
 - 3/4 cup Heavy Cream
 - 3 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
 - 3 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, melted
 - 1/2 cup Heavy Cream, kept well chilled
 - 2 teaspoons Powdered Sugar

Strawberry Shortcake Directions:
 - Heat oven to 425F. Prepare strawberries and set aside.
 - In a medium bowl, combine the Bisquick mix, Heavy Cream, Sugar and Butter until it is combined and a soft, sticky dough is formed.
 - Using an ice cream scoop or disher, drop dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Press down slightly so it flattens a bit.
 - Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown, depending on your oven. Let the shortcakes cool while you prepare the whipped cream.
 - Either by hand or using a stand mixer, whip the Heavy Cream and Powdered sugar until soft peaks form.
 - Slice the shortcakes, fill with whipped cream and strawberries. Enjoy!

Until next time,
LOVE & CONFECTIONS!

2 comments:

  1. One of our favorite spring and summer desserts!!! You've put me in the mood!!! YUM.

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    1. Hope you get some shortcakes soon!

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