Thursday, May 31, 2012

Strawberry Shortcake

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 cup chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 8 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

  • Mix together the sliced strawberries, 1/4 cup white sugar, and lemon juice in a large bowl.  Allow berries to rest until juices develop, about 30 minutes.  Meanwhile, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, 1/3 cup white sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl.  Cut in cold butter with 2 knives or a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. (If desired, place flour mixture into the work bowl of a food processor with the butter; pulse several times to cut butter into the flour mixture. Transfer mixture to a mixing bowl, and proceed.)  Stir in buttermilk until the flour mixture is moistened.  Drop 1/3-cup scoops of the dough 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheet.  Brush biscuits with heavy cream and sprinkle generously with sugar.  Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.  Serve the strawberries with juice over the biscuits.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Joni,
    Strawberry Shortcake is on of my summertime favorites. Your Shortcake looks so delicious, wish it was my serving. Hope you are having a great holiday week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen