Spectacular Strawberry Shortcake



Spectacular Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry shortcake is a classic dessert that never goes out of style. This delightful treat combines the sweetness of ripe strawberries with the rich, flaky goodness of shortcake. It’s the perfect dessert for a summer picnic, a family gathering, or just a special treat for yourself.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine sliced strawberries and 1/4 cup of granulated sugar. Toss to coat and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to macerate.
  2. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, 1/4 cup of sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Blend in the cold, cubed butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  5. Pour in the heavy cream and vanilla extract. Mix until just combined.
  6. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and gently knead it a few times until it comes together.
  7. Pat the dough into a 1-inch thick rectangle and cut out shortcakes using a round cutter.
  8. Place the shortcakes on a baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until they are golden brown.
  9. Let the shortcakes cool slightly before slicing them in half horizontally.
  10. Top the bottom half of each shortcake with macerated strawberries and a dollop of whipped cream.
  11. Place the top half of the shortcake on top, and serve immediately.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Savor the sweetness of summer with this spectacular strawberry shortcake recipe. The juicy strawberries and flaky shortcake make for a dessert that’s simply irresistible.

Nutrition Information: Calories: 320 | Fat: 18g | Carbohydrates: 38g | Fiber: 2g | Protein: 4g

Savor the sweetness of summer with this spectacular strawberry shortcake. Whether you’re enjoying it at a picnic or as a comforting dessert at home, this classic treat never disappoints. The combination of ripe strawberries and homemade shortcakes is pure perfection. So, whip up a batch, share with loved ones, and bask in the joy of this timeless dessert.