The very best strawberry shortcake for the very best mom!
Strawberry Shortcake (Mom's Favorite!)
a delicious dessert or treat for any time of day! full of fruit and cream, these strawberry shortcakes are sure to make mom's day!
4 ounces cold unsalted butter, sliced
2 cups self-rising flour
¼ cup sugar + 2 tablespoons
½ teaspoon salt
3/4 cup cold buttermilk
1 tablespoon melted butter
Extra flour for dusting
16 ounces strawberries, washed, dried and quartered
2 tablespoon sugar
1 lemon, zest & juice
¼ teaspoon salt
1 pint heavy whipping cream, very cold
¼ cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoon strawberry liquid
Mint sprig for garnish
Preheat your oven to 400F. In a large bowl, combine butter, sugar and flour. Using your fingertips, pinch and press butter into the flour until walnut sized chunks of butter remain.
Add buttermilk and gently mix until dough begins to form.
Dump the contents of the bowl onto a floured work surface and knead 4 to 5 times. Pat the dough until about 3/4-inch thick. Cut the biscuits into 4 pieces
Lightly brush the top of the biscuits with butter and dust with sugar. Place in the fridge for 5-10 minutes before baking
In a medium bowl combine quartered strawberries, sugar, salt, lemon juice and zest. Mix well and set aside.
Bake biscuits for 10-15 minutes until biscuits are golden on the top and bottom and very fluffy. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
In a large bowl combine heavy whipping cream, vanilla and 1 teaspoon of the liquid from the strawberry mix. Using a whisk or a hand mixer, beat the whipping cream to stiff peaks, hold in the fridge until ready to assemble.
When ready to serve, split each biscuit in half, and layer the bottom half with a spoonful of strawberries and a dollop of whipped cream add the biscuit top, more strawberries and whipped cream, and top with a sprig of mint.
Try this tasty recipe with your favorite stone fruit! Peaches, plums, and cherries all make a delicious topping for this easy dessert!