Delightful Strawberry Shortcake
If there’s one dessert that captures the essence of summer, it’s the classic Strawberry Shortcake. Juicy, red strawberries layered with fluffy whipped cream and delicate shortcakes create a dessert that’s both refreshing and indulgent. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or looking for a sweet treat to beat the heat, this delightful Strawberry Shortcake recipe will be the star of the show.
- 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup whipped cream
- Start by preparing the strawberries. In a bowl, combine the sliced strawberries and 1/4 cup of granulated sugar. Toss them together and let them sit for about 30 minutes to macerate and release their juices.
- While the strawberries are macerating, preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, 1/4 cup of granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- Add the cold, cubed butter to the dry ingredients and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to work the butter into the mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
- Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla extract until just combined, being careful not to overmix.
- Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and gently knead it a few times until it comes together. Roll the dough out to about 1-inch thickness and use a biscuit cutter to cut out shortcakes.
- Place the shortcakes on a baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes or until they are golden brown.
- Once the shortcakes are done, let them cool slightly before assembling the Strawberry Shortcakes.
- To assemble, slice a shortcake in half horizontally. Spoon some of the macerated strawberries onto the bottom half, then add a dollop of whipped cream. Top with the other half of the shortcake and garnish with more whipped cream and a fresh strawberry.
- Serve immediately and enjoy your delightful Strawberry Shortcake!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
Delight in the perfect blend of sweet strawberries, tender shortcakes, and fluffy whipped cream in every bite of this classic Strawberry Shortcake.
Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 350, Fat: 18g, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 4g
Indulge in the summer magic of this Delightful Strawberry Shortcake. It’s a dessert that never goes out of style, and every bite is like a taste of sunshine. Whether you’re savoring it at a picnic or treating yourself on a lazy Sunday afternoon, this recipe is sure to become a family favorite. So, gather your ripest strawberries and get ready to create a dessert that’s as delightful as it is delicious.