The Best Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 13
  • Biscuit Ingredients
  • 2 ¾ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • ½ cup of butter, melted
  • 1 Tbsp. of baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp. of vanilla
  • Set aside additional flour for sprinkling on the dough as you roll
  • Sprinkling of sugar for the top of the biscuits
  • Strawberry Ingredients
  • 4-5 cups of strawberries
  • 3 Tbsp. of sugar
  • Whipped Cream Ingredients
  • 2 cups of heavy cream
  • ¾ cups of sugar
  • ½ Tbsp. of vanilla
  1. Biscuit Steps
  2. Place your buttermilk in the freezer for about 15 minutes.
  3. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  4. Mix your dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  5. Melt your butter in 30 second intervals in the microwave being careful not to burn it.
  6. Mix your butter into the cold butter milk. It will start to clump and that’s exactly what you want it to do so that the little butter explosions are throughout your dough.
  7. Fold the clumpy buttermilk and butter into your dough and add your egg and vanilla. Mix till blended but be careful not to over mix.
  8. Roll out dough on a well-floured surface and make sure to rub additional dough on your rolling pin. Roll the dough to 1-inch thickness and use the fold technique described above to get the beautiful, fluffy layers in your biscuits. Use the additional flour as needed.
  9. Use a round cookie cutter or a glass to cut out the round biscuit shapes and place them on a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  10. Bake for about 13 minutes. The biscuits will be a light golden color. Don’t overcook them or you risk burning the bottom.
  11. Strawberry Steps
  12. While the biscuits cook, cut and wash your strawberries.
  13. Combine them with sugar and put them in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes. I made these ahead of time, so my strawberries sat for about an hour or two, which is also fine.
  14. Whipped Cream Steps
  15. Combine all your ingredients and using an electric mixer or a hand mixer whip it all together.
  16. I used a hand mixer and whipped the cream, sugar and vanilla together for about 10 minutes until it was fluffy.
  17. If you’re using an electric mixer, whip it on low for 1-2 minutes and then increase the speed for about 5 minutes.
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