The Ultimate Strawberry Shortcake



The Ultimate Strawberry Shortcake

If you’re craving a delightful dessert that embodies the essence of summer, look no further than our recipe for The Ultimate Strawberry Shortcake. With its luscious layers of tender, homemade shortcake, juicy ripe strawberries, and billowy whipped cream, this classic treat is a crowd-pleaser for any occasion.

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 for topping

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the sliced strawberries and 1/4 cup of sugar. Toss to coat and let them macerate while preparing the shortcakes.
  2. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the cold cubed butter and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to work the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Pour in the heavy cream and vanilla extract. Stir until just combined.
  5. Turn the dough out 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 and use a round cutter to cut out shortcakes.
  6. Place the shortcakes onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes or until they are golden brown.
  7. Allow the shortcakes to cool slightly before slicing them in half horizontally.
  8. 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 add the top half of the shortcake.
  9. Garnish with more strawberries and a final swirl of whipped cream. Serve and enjoy!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Indulge in the flavors of summer with our Ultimate Strawberry Shortcake recipe. Perfectly sweet strawberries, tender shortcake, and fluffy whipped cream make this dessert a true classic.

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 350, Fat: 20g, Carbohydrates: 40g, Protein: 4g

Savor the taste of summer with every bite of this delectable dessert. The Ultimate Strawberry Shortcake is sure to become a family favorite, bringing smiles and satisfaction to all who indulge in it. Whether you’re serving it at a backyard barbecue or a cozy family dinner, this classic treat will be a hit. So, gather your ingredients and get ready to create a dessert that’s nothing short of perfection!

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