Delightful Strawberry Shortcake



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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. While the strawberries are macerating, preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, 1/4 cup of granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  4. 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.
  5. Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla extract until just combined, being careful not to overmix.
  6. 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.
  7. Place the shortcakes on a baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes or until they are golden brown.
  8. Once the shortcakes are done, let them cool slightly before assembling the Strawberry Shortcakes.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

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