My Favorite Strawberry Shortcake

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Sherry Wilkins

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@lioness92962

Berries just came back into season here a few days ago. Seems like local berries always taste sweeter than the ones that are shipped in from out of state.

For several years I looked for one Strawberry Shortcake recipe that would suit me. I finally gave up and modified several different recipes into one. This is what I finally settled on. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

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Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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STRAWBERRIES:

4 c
strawberries, sliced
1/3 c
sugar

GLAZE:

1/2 c
sugar
2 Tbsp
cornstarch
1 c
lemon-lime soda pop (such as sprite or 7up)
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
1 1/2 oz
strawberry gelatin (1/2 of a 3 ounce package)

SHORTCAKES:

2 c
all purpose flour
1 Tbsp
baking powder
3 Tbsp
sugar
1/2 tsp
salt
1 stick
butter
3/4 c
half and half

TOPPING

whipped cream or whipped topping (optional)

How to Make My Favorite Strawberry Shortcake

Step-by-Step

  • 1Place sliced strawberries in a bowl and sprinkle with suger. Cover and place in the refrigerater until needed.
  • 2For Glaze:
    In a medium saucepan, whisk together sugar, cornstarch and lemon-lime soda pop.
    Over medium high heat, bring to a boil.
    Boil 1 minute or until slightly thickened.
    Romove from heat and add lemon juice and strawberry gelatin.
    Set aside to cool.
  • 3For Shortcake:
    Preheat oven to 425 degrees and set rack to middle position.
    Cut butter into pieces.
    Mix the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
    Using either a pastry cutter or food processor cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles course meal.
    With a fork, stir in the half and half, just until the dough is moist.
    Let stand for 1 minute.
    Lightly flour a workstation and turn the dough onto it.
    Fold the dough over on itself 2-3 times, until it is holding together and less sticky.
    Gently pat the dough into a 6"x12" rectangle. Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into 8 pieces.
    Transfer to a buttered foil-lined baking sheet.
    Optional step is to brush tops with milk and sprinkle with sugar.
    Bake 10-12 minutes until golden brown.
  • 4Assembly:
    Split each biscuit horizontally with a serrated knife.
    Spoon strawberries onto both halves.
    Spoon glaze over berries.
    Place dollop of whipped topping on top of glaze.
    Serve.
  • 5Tips:
    All items can be stored in fridge separately until ready to serve. To spoon the glaze on top of berries after it has been refrigerated, just microwave for a minute or two to make it come back to a more liquid state.

    I like to bake extra shortcakes and store them in the freezer for later use.

    You can use fresh or frozen berries. I buy local berries when they are in season, cap them, dry them, lay them in a single layer on a baking sheet freeze then put in a ziplock bag.

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About My Favorite Strawberry Shortcake

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Collection: Spring Recipes




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