Homemade Fresh Strawberry Shortcake
Whether it’s a lazy Sunday afternoon or a special occasion, Homemade Fresh Strawberry Shortcake is a delightful treat that never fails to impress. The combination of light, fluffy shortcakes, juicy ripe strawberries, and billowy whipped cream is a match made in dessert heaven.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed
- 2/3 cup cold milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 pints fresh strawberries, sliced
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar (for strawberries)
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (for whipped cream)
- Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- Cut in the cold butter using a pastry cutter or your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Pour in the cold milk and vanilla extract. Mix until just combined.
- Turn the dough onto a floured surface and gently knead it a few times until it comes together.
- Pat the dough into a 3/4-inch thick rectangle. Use a round biscuit cutter to cut out shortcakes.
- Place the shortcakes onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
- In a bowl, mix the sliced strawberries and 1/4 cup sugar. Let them macerate while the shortcakes bake.
- Whip the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract together until soft peaks form.
- Once the shortcakes have cooled slightly, slice them in half horizontally.
- Layer the bottom half of each shortcake with a spoonful of strawberries and a dollop of whipped cream.
- Place the top half of the shortcakes over the filling and garnish with more strawberries and cream.
- Serve the strawberry shortcakes immediately and enjoy!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
Homemade Fresh Strawberry Shortcake is a timeless dessert featuring tender shortcakes, sweetened strawberries, and luscious whipped cream. Perfect for sharing with loved ones.
Nutrition Information: Calories: 290, Fat: 14g, Carbohydrates: 37g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 3g
Homemade Fresh Strawberry Shortcake brings together the best of each element to create a dessert that’s not only visually stunning but also a true delight for the taste buds. With the golden-brown shortcakes providing a delicate base, the strawberries offer a burst of freshness and sweetness that’s beautifully complemented by the velvety whipped cream. Every bite tells a story of care and craftsmanship, from the homemade shortcakes that crumble just right to the artful arrangement of strawberries that adds a pop of color.
As you indulge in this dessert, you’ll find yourself transported to sunny days and joyful gatherings. The flaky layers of the shortcakes, coupled with the juicy strawberries, create a harmonious symphony of flavors and textures that make for an unforgettable treat. Whether it’s a family picnic or an elegant soirée, Homemade Fresh Strawberry Shortcake is the ultimate dessert choice that turns ordinary moments into extraordinary memories.
So, gather your freshest strawberries, whip up some cream, and let the aroma of freshly baked shortcakes fill your kitchen. The journey to creating your own masterpiece begins with this recipe. Enjoy the process, and savor every mouthful of this delightful strawberry shortcake!