Strawberry Shortcake Biscuit

Prep Time:
15 min
Cook Time:
20 min
Total Time:
35 min
Yield:
12 shortcakes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups White Lily Self-Rising flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 7 tablespoons butter: 6 tablespoons room temperature cut into cubes, 1 tablespoon melted
  • ½ to ¾ cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
  • Mint for garnishing

Macerated Strawberries

  • 2 pints of Strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup sugar

Whipped Cream – see recipe below or use your favorite store-bought brand

  • 1-pint heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Mix flour and sugar in a large bowl. Incorporate the cubed butter into the flour, using your fingers to "cut in" the butter until the mixture resembles cottage cheese. It will be chunky with some loose flour.
  3. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Pour milk and vanilla into the well. Using your hands or a small rubber spatula mix until the dough is wet and messy. Sprinkle top of dough with flour.
  4. Flour work surface very well. Dump the dough from the bowl onto the floured work surface, you can use a rubber spatula for assistance. Once the dough is on the work surface, flour the top of the dough and the rolling pin.
  5. Roll out the dough to ½ inch thick into an oval shape (no kneading is necessary – the less you work with the dough the better)!
  6. Flour a 3-inch round biscuit cutter. Using the floured cutter push straight through the dough with the cutter. Place cut out biscuit on an ungreased baking sheet with the sides touching. Repeat step 6 until all biscuits have been cut. Brush the biscuit tops with melted butter and sprinkle with turbinado sugar
  7. Bake 16 - 18 minutes, rotating the pan once while baking, until golden brown.
  8. Slice the shortcakes or biscuits in half, layer macerated strawberries and whipped cream on the bottom half of biscuit. Put the tops on the shortcakes (sandwich-style), drizzle juice from the macerated strawberries on top. Top with whipped cream and garnish with mint for an extra special touch.

Macerated Strawberries

  1. Slice strawberries into a bowl.
  2. Sprinkle vanilla extract and sugar over the fruit.
  3. Mix the berries with the sugar and vanilla.
  4. Cover the bowl and let sit in the refrigerator for up to 2 hours.

Whipped Cream

  1. Chill the beaters of your mixer and bowl in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  2. Pour heavy whipping cream into cold bowl. Whip the cream for 2 to 3 minutes, starting at low speed and increasing to high speed, until cream begins to thicken.
  3. Add the vanilla and sugar, whip until soft peaks form.
  4. Store in the refrigerator until it?s time to serve! (Note: If you are short on time, you can always use your favorite store-bought whipped cream!)

Nutrition

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Baking Tip

Chill pastry, covered, for up to 12 hours. This makes it easier to handle and keeps it from shrinking during baking.

Baking Tip

When making biscuits, make a well in the center of the flour mixture and use a fork to gently blend in the milk or buttermilk, being careful not to over-mix.