Strawberry shortcake is something we ate in my grandmother’s kitchen a lot growing up. I’ve had many different styles of this dessert over the years but I always find myself going back to this one. I’m a rebel like that. I normally love cake but for some reason strawberries and whipped cream on a warm homemade biscuit just has Gammie’s kitchen written all over it. It’s one of those things you don’t mess with.
Mairead has been asking me for the last week to make her some biscuits so I whipped up a batch of my Mom’s recipe. I grew up on these biscuits and there are no better! I vividly remember coming home from school and finding a batch fresh from the oven, slathering it in butter and shoving them in my face. Just the thought is making my mouth water. I don’t know why I have such a hard time making a good biscuit and it took a few trials before they turned out edible but I think I got it! These should turn out just great for you too.
Well I’ve got supper on the stove and this incredibly busy week isn’t behind me yet so I’ll keep this short and sweet, but at least I have dessert taken care of. Bye for now!
Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake
2 qt. strawberries, sliced
2 tbsp sugar
In a medium sized bowl add strawberries and sprinkle with sugar.
Allow to sit while the biscuits are baking, after about 15 minutes they will become soft and juicy.
2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter, cold and cubed small
7/8 cup (200ml) milk
Preheat oven to 450°.
In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
Cut the butter into the flour mixture until the mix is crumbly.
Add milk and with a wooden spoon stir into a dough.
On a well floured surface area, roll out the dough to a 1.5 inch thickness and cut out with a round cutter and place close together for softer sides.
Bake for 12-15 minutes until tops are lightly browned.
2 cups whipping cream
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Combine cream, sugar and vanilla in a medium sized bowl.
With an electric mixer, mix on med-low speed for 1-2 minutes until soft peaks form.
By Three Happy Folk