Strawberry Shortcake
Strawberry Shortcake
Course: Dessert
Author: Malinda
Ingredients
  • 2 c. all purpose flour
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 c butter cold and cubed
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla divided
  • 1 1/2 c. heavy whipping cream divided
  • 2 lbs stawberries
  • 1/4 c sugar this may very depending on the sweetness of your berries
  • 2 TBSP powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Lightly grease a cookie sheet or line it with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl combine the flour, 1/4 c. sugar, baking powder and salt.
  4. Cut the butter in with a pastry blender until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  5. In a small bowl combine the egg, 1/2 c heavy whipping cream and 1 tsp vanilla.
  6. Add this to the flour mixture and combine just until the dough comes together.
  7. Gently knead a few times and pat the dough into a 7 inch round.
  8. With a 3 inch round cookie cutter, cut out rounds and place them on baking sheet.
  9. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden.
  10. Wash, hull and slice the strawberries and put them in a large bowl.
  11. Add 1/4 c sugar and gently toss with the strawberries.
  12. Set aside to macerate at room temperature.
  13. For the whipped cream: put 1 c. heavy whipping cream and the powdered sugar in a bowl and whip until stiff peaks form.
  14. To serve:Cut the shortcake in half.
  15. Place strawberries and whipped cream on bottom half.
  16. Place top of shortcake on top of whipped cream.
  17. Drizzle with some of the juice from the strawberry bowl.
  18. Serve immediately.