Luscious Strawberry Shortcake



Luscious Strawberry Shortcake

Luscious Strawberry Shortcake is the epitome of summer sweetness. This classic dessert combines layers of light and fluffy shortcake with fresh, juicy strawberries and a dollop of whipped cream. It’s a treat that’s perfect for picnics, backyard BBQs, or simply satisfying your sweet tooth on a warm day.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whipped cream

Instructions

  1. Start by preparing the strawberries. In a bowl, combine sliced strawberries with 1/4 cup of granulated sugar. Toss to coat the strawberries and let them sit for at least 30 minutes to macerate.
  2. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, remaining 1/4 cup of sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Add the cold, cubed butter to the dry ingredients. Use a pastry cutter or your fingers to work the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  5. Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla extract until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; the dough should be slightly sticky.
  6. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and gently knead it a few times until it comes together. Pat the dough into a 1-inch-thick rectangle.
  7. Using a round biscuit cutter, cut out shortcakes and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until they are golden brown.
  8. Once the shortcakes are baked and cooled, slice them in half horizontally.
  9. To assemble, place a generous spoonful of macerated strawberries on the bottom half of each shortcake. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and then place the other half of the shortcake on top.
  10. Garnish with additional strawberries and a final dollop of whipped cream if desired. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Luscious Strawberry Shortcake is a delightful dessert that captures the essence of summer. With its tender shortcake, sweet strawberries, and billowy whipped cream, it’s a treat that will have everyone asking for seconds.

Nutrition Information: Calories: 320, Fat: 18g, Carbohydrates: 38g, Sugar: 16g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 3g

Luscious Strawberry Shortcake is a crowd-pleaser that brings joy to any occasion. Whether you’re enjoying it at a family picnic or serving it at a special celebration, its irresistible blend of flavors and textures will make it a dessert to remember.

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