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Homemade Strawberry Shortcake: A Classic Dessert

 

Are you looking for a delicious dessert that is perfect for summer? Look no further than homemade strawberry shortcake! This classic dessert is easy to make and burst with fresh strawberry flavor. In this article, we will take you step-by-step through making this delicious treat.

Ingredients

To make homemade strawberry shortcake, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 pints fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Whipped cream, for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Add the chilled butter to the flour mixture and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the heavy cream and egg.
  5. Pour the cream mixture into the flour mixture and stir until just combined.
  6. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently until it comes together.
  7. Pat the dough into a circle about 1 inch thick and cut out biscuits with a 2 1/2 inch biscuit cutter.
  8. Place the biscuits on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15-18 minutes or until lightly golden.
  9. While the biscuits are baking, prepare the strawberries. In a medium bowl, toss the sliced strawberries with the sugar and set aside.
  10. Once the biscuits are done baking, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool slightly.
  11. To assemble the shortcakes, slice each biscuit in half horizontally and top with a spoonful of the sugared strawberries.
  12. Add a dollop of whipped cream on top of the strawberries.
  13. Place the top half of the biscuit over the whipped cream and serve immediately.

Tips for Success

  • Make sure your butter is chilled before you begin.
  • Don't overwork the dough when you're kneading it.
  • Use a biscuit cutter to ensure even baking.
  • If you don't have heavy cream, use half-and-half or milk instead.
  • For an extra touch of sweetness, sprinkle some sugar on top of the shortcakes before baking.

Homemade strawberry shortcake is the perfect dessert for any summer occasion. With its light, fluffy biscuits and fresh, juicy strawberries, it's sure to be a hit with your family and friends. So why not give this delicious recipe a try today?

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