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Jun 09 2009

Strawberry Shortcakes

Published by at 10:12 pm under Cooking at Home,Desserts

We decided that we will try to bake a different dessert every weekend to utilize all of our baking ingredients that we have, and not to mention the best tool ever: The Kitchenaid Mixer. With that said, take a peek at our past weekend’s dessert – Strawberry Shortcakes.

I love strawberry season and since I bought so many, it was the perfect opportunity to use them. Wash and quarter the strawberries, as shown.

I love strawberry season and since I bought so many, it was the perfect opportunity to use them. Wash and quarter the strawberries, as shown. (P.S. That's my favorite Kyocera ceramic knife!)

In a large bowl, combine the quartered strawberries and add 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice and 1 tbsp sugar. Let it rest for about an hour or so to macerate.

In a large bowl, combine the quartered strawberries and add 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice and 1 tbsp sugar. Let it rest for about an hour or so to macerate.

To make the biscuits, combine 2 cups self-rising flour, 2 1/2 tbsp sugar, 1/8th tsp salt, 1/2 stick of cold butter (cut into small pieces). Using a fork, rub the ingredients together until mixture resembles a coarse meal (as shown). Then, stir in the milk until a soft dough is formed. Don't overwork it.

To make the shortcakes, combine 2 cups self-rising flour, 2 1/2 tbsp sugar, 1/8th tsp salt, and 1/2 stick of cold butter (cut into small pieces). Using a fork, rub the ingredients together until mixture resembles a coarse meal. Then, stir in 3/4 cup of milk until a soft dough is formed. Don't overwork it.

Drop the dough in 6 equal portions onto the baking sheet. Lightly brush the tops with some heavy cream.

Drop the dough in 6 equal portions onto the baking sheet. Lightly brush the tops with some heavy cream. Then, place into a 400 degree oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

My favorite part - making the whipped cream! Pour a cup of heavy whipping cream and about 2 tbsp of sugar (add more if you like it sweeter) and let the mixer whip it until it becomes light and fluffy.

My favorite part - making the whipped cream! Pour 2 cups of heavy whipping cream and 1 tbsp sugar (add more if you like it sweeter) and let the mixer whip it together until it becomes light and fluffy.

To create the final look, cut each shortcake in half and add the strawberries and whipped cream in between. Drizzle some of the strawberry juices and dig in!

To create the final look, cut each shortcake in half and add the strawberries and whipped cream in between. Drizzle some of the strawberry juices on top and dig in!

10 responses so far

10 Responses to “Strawberry Shortcakes”

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  2. The Duo Disheson 10 Jun 2009 at 10:57 am

    The cakes themselves would be eaten just like that alone. So. good! Your towering stack of deliciousness is very impressive. And would you recommend the Kyocera knife? Wusthofs are soooo expensive!

  3. Jen @ My Kitchen Addictionon 10 Jun 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Your pictures are absolutely beautiful! The strawberry shortcakes look fantastic, too!

  4. Tangled Noodleon 10 Jun 2009 at 6:23 pm

    I would love to just dig right into this shortcake!

  5. Carolyn Jungon 10 Jun 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Strawberries are at their perfect peak right now, too. Smothered in whipped cream atop a tender, buttery cake, too? What could be better? I can’t think of anything. ;)

  6. thefoodaddictson 10 Jun 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Duo Dishes: “towering stack of deliciousness” – love that! And yes, I would totally recommend the Kyocera Santoku knife. It’s sharp and super light weight (perfect for a small person like me)! Only disadvantage is you have to send the knife in to get it sharpened, but you don’t have to do if often. My husband has a collection of Shun knives – he raves about them all the time. Hope you find your perfect knife!

  7. Simone (junglefrog)on 13 Jun 2009 at 1:32 am

    That strawberry shortcake looks fantastic! I am just checking out recipes to make for the coming week so I might be making this soon. Looks delicious.

  8. Gourmet Mamaon 13 Jun 2009 at 4:40 am

    Wow, those pictures look amazing. They look scrumptious enough to eat. Strawberriesm whipped cream, and shortcake! A few of my fave ingredients. Gotta try this one out.

  9. thefoodaddictson 13 Jun 2009 at 11:17 am

    We hope you both try out the recipe and please let us know if it’s as good as it looks!

  10. Lexieon 14 Jun 2009 at 8:52 am

    Oh wow! That looks like the ultimate strawberry shortcake…delicious!!

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