I have made this for my family on multiple occassions and they always love them! The shortcakes are light and deliciously crumbly and the recipe provides generous portions.
Yield: 8 servings
- 5 cups sliced fresh strawberries
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
- 3 large eggs
- 2 1/4 cups whipping cream, divided
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- Stir together first 3 ingredients; let stand 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
- Combine flour, 1/2 cup sugar, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl. Cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly.
- Stir together eggs and 3/4 cup whipping cream; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead 3 or 4 times. Pat dough to 1/2-inch thickness; cut with a 3-inch biscuit cutter. Place shortcakes on an ungreased baking sheet.
- Bake at 425° for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden. Remove to wire racks to cool.
- Beat remaining 1 1/2 cups whipping cream with an electric mixer until foamy; gradually add 1/4 cup sugar, beating until soft peaks form. Stir in vanilla.
- Split shortcakes. Place 1 cake bottom on each of 8 individual serving plates. Spoon half of whipped cream mixture over shortcakes. Top with strawberry mixture, and dollop with remaining whipped cream. Add cake tops, and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
- Note: To make 1 large shortcake, pat dough into 2 lightly greased 9-inch cakepans. Bake at 425° for 10 minutes or until golden. Remove to wire racks to cool. Place one cake on a serving plate; top with half each of strawberries and whipped cream. Top with second cake and remaining berries and cream.
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Strawberry Shortcake Recipe at a Glance
- COURSE: Desserts, Cakes/Frostings
- CONVENIENCE: Entertaining, Kid-Friendly
- CUISINE: Authentic, American
- MAIN INGREDIENT: Fruits
- DIETARY CONSIDERATION: Meatless, Low Saturated Fat
- COOKING METHOD: Bake
- OCCASION: Spring, Father's Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Memorial Day, Mother's Day, Birthdays/Anniversaries
- PUBLICATION: Coastal Living
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