Summertime Strawberry Shortcake

Photo: Gooseberry Patch

This sweet summertime strawberry shortcake is the perfect ending to any meal. Fresh fruit and cream are the keys to creating this delectable dessert.

Yield: Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, divided
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2/3 cup light cream
  • 1 cup whipping cream, whipped

Preparation

  1. Toss strawberries with 1/2 cup sugar and set aside.
  2. Combine flour, remaining sugar, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl. Cut in 1/2 cup butter until mixture forms coarse crumbs; set aside.
  3. Whisk together egg and light cream; add to flour mixture, stirring just until moistened. Divide dough into 6 parts; pat into biscuits and place on a greased baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 450 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes, until golden. Cool biscuits briefly on a wire rack. Split in half with a serrated knife; spread bottoms with remaining butter. Top with berries and whipped cream; add tops. Garnish with remaining berries and cream.
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