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classic strawberry shortcake

Recipe by
Angela (Grammy) Derby
Charlotte, NC

Whenever I think of Strawberry Shortcake, I think of the biscuit or scone type, not the sponge cake little cups you get at the grocery store. I tend to use the Bisquick recipe for the biscuits. It's quick and easy and the family all love them. But, if you'd rather bake your own from scratch... go for it!

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 12 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For classic strawberry shortcake

  • 1 qt
    strawberries, hulled and cut into quarters
  • 1/4 c
    + 3 Tbsp granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 dash
  • 2 1/3 c
    all-purpose baking mix
  • 1/2 c
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • extra butter for serving

How To Make classic strawberry shortcake

  • 1
    Wash and hull the strawberries. Then slice into quarters or slices (your preference).
  • 2
    Add 1/4 c sugar and cinnamon; stir and cover. Let sit while making the biscuits. Add more or less sugar to your taste.
  • 3
    Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a medium bowl, stir all-purpose baking mix, milk, 3 Tbsp sugar, and the melted butter until soft dough forms.
  • 4
    On an ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by 6 spoonfuls.
  • 5
    Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • 6
    Once golden brown, remove the shortcakes from the oven.
  • 7
    Split warm shortcakes. Spread a little butter on the bottom half.
  • 8
    Drop a spoonful of your favorite whipped cream over the butter. Then add a scoop of strawberries.
  • 9
    Add the top half of the biscuit.
  • 10
    Top with more strawberries and another dollop of whipped cream.

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