Are you thinking of surprising your friends with a homemade sweet concoction like Strawberry Shortcake? For this, perhaps, an old traditional Strawberry Shortcake recipe would be best for the occasion.
How to make it?
Here are some simple steps:
First: Take note of the cooking time that would be most appropriate for this traditional recipe.
Typically, making this recipe would take you about fifteen minutes. So, plan your party around that time so you can prepare this before your guests arrive, and still have time to make yourself ready to welcome them.
Second: Prepare the ingredients.
You would need a list of ingredients:
For the biscuits, here’s what you should prepare beforehand:
A tablespoon of baking powder, around 2 cups of all-purpose flour, a half teaspoon of salt, three tablespoons of sugar, a stick of butter (preferably, chilled before using), and about 2/3 to 3/4 cup milk or cream (that would be half and half for that one).
For the filling, you should use these ingredients:
Strawberries (about a quart of them), 1/3 cup of sugar, and 1 1/2 cups of whipping cream or non-dairy whipped topping.
Third: Take note of how to prepare everything for baking.
Rinse the strawberries and drain. Then, hull them and slice them.
After slicing, put them in a bowl and sprinkle with sugar. Cover and set aside at room temperature for about an hour’s wait.
Next, whip the cream until it forms a soft peak. You can add sugar if you like, about two to three tablespoons. Cover that, too, and put in the ref to cool.
Be sure to preheat your oven at 425 degrees.
Using a food processor or your bare hands, combine these ingredients: Flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder. Mix them all.
Cut the chilled butter in eight uniformed pieces. Add this to the mixture. Mix well or until you see just a handful of those pea-size chunks of butter. Transfer this to a larger bowl.
Make a well in the center of the mixture with your hands. Then, using a fork, slowly stir in cream or milk. Do not put in too much; just enough to moisten the dough. Bear in mind that the dough does not need to hold well. Set aside for a minute.
Next, sprinkle a little flour on a surface where you will prepare your dough for baking. Place the dough on it and fold or knead two to three times until it holds well and is not that sticky anymore.
Pat the dough gently and place it in a 6 by 12-inch rectangle that is approximately around 3/4-inch thick. Cut it into 8 pieces of biscuits about 3-inches in size. Place these on a cookie sheet. Then, bake these for about ten to fifteen minutes or until the dough has risen and is golden brown in color.
Transfer the baked biscuits to a platter. Split each biscuit in a horizontal manner with the use of a serrated knife. Spread butter evenly on the biscuits and top them with 1/3 cup of the berry mixture. Replace the tops. Then, put a tablespoon of strawberries. You can add more if you like. Serve this dish with whipped cream as its topping.
And that’s it! You just made your own Strawberry Shortcake recipe.