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“Can't be summer without this strawberry treat! Tip: the berries with be juicier if sprinkled with sugar and left to sit for one hour before layering on the shortcake. Use a strawberry glaze also if desired!”
READY IN:
25mins
SERVES:
8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Wash and hull the strawberries; drain.
  2. Place the berries in a large bowl, and sprinkle with sugar, cover and refrigerate (1 hour preferably).
  3. Prepare the shortcake.
  4. Set oven to 375°F.
  5. Grease 2 large baking sheets.
  6. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar (if you prefer your shortcake less sweet, just use 1/2 cup sugar), baking powder and salt.
  7. With a pastry blender or two knives, cut in the cold butter until particles are the size of small peas.
  8. Stir in egg, milk and extract (if using); mix ONLY to combine (same method as for making biscuits).
  9. On a lightly floured surface, gather up 1/2 cup dough per biscuit.
  10. Pat dough into 8 (4-inch) rounds.
  11. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until golden brown; cool slightly (can fill with the whipped cream and strawberries when cake is still warm (it is actually the best this way!).
  12. In a bowl, beat the whipping cream (can use more than the 3 cups of whipping cream if desired, just increase the sugar a little) with 4 tbsp sugar until stiff peaks form.
  13. To serve, split the baked shortcakes into halves.
  14. Ladle strawberries in the middle and on top of the shortcake.
  15. Top with whipped cream.
  16. Delicious!

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