Sorry, but this was not a good shortcake in my opinion. It was quite bland. I was wanting a friend's recipe but she was out of the country so I settled on this one. Since I've made this, I have finally received the requested recipe and I can see the slight changes that made the difference. Salt. A little salt goes a long way in elevating flavor both in sweet and savory dishes. Also cream and buttermilk in place of sour cream. My recipe rolls the dough out and is cut like biscuits, making a prettier dessert that doesn't look like a mound of cooked dough. The cooking temp was a little too high as well. Needless to say, I won't be saving this recipe to use again.
Made this for a girls dinner party. Everyone adored it. I grated the butter and froze it before adding to the flour. A traditional, not sweet biscuit, that is just great with the sweet strawberries.
Fantastic! I made this for Easter and was very pleasantly surprised at how easy the recipe was, how beautiful it looked and how delicious it tasted! It was the perfect score on all three fronts. I was feeding a family of four and it worked out perfectly to double the strawberries and half the shortcake recipe. For the shortcakes, I was able to get 8 equal servings using a muffin tin which made for a very nice final presentation and also made for a good serving size. Would definitely make again. Also, the almond extract was the perfect compliment to the strawberries!
I made this for company last weekend and it was great! Everyone loved it, particularly the shortcakes. It was easy to make and put together. I definitely recommend this recipe over many others I've tried. I am making it again this evening for my family.
My husband and I love this recipe. We do not alter any ingredients and it's a very pretty presentation for guests as well. It's very easy to prepare & makes quite a bit so it's perfect for company (we find that it makes 10 substantial shortcakes & each could be split between 2 people). It's also delicious leftover if you're just making it for your family. This is the way strawberry shortcake should be made!
This was really good. I subbed yogurt for the sour cream added blackberries and raspberries with a touch of strawberry balsmic Very light tasting
Wow, this was such a hit with my family. The shortcake biscuits were tender and flavorful--the perfect foundation for strawberries and cream. I did put the almond flavoring in the berries and was glad I did. Very easy to make. A keeper...