Grandma's Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake

Grandma's Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake
Grandma's Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

8

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

8

servings

Ingredients

  • 6

    cups sliced fresh strawberries

  • 1/2

    cup sugar

  • 1

    tsp vanilla extract

  • SHORTCAKE

  • 3

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 5

    Tbsp sugar, divided

  • 3

    tsp baking powder

  • 1

    tsp baking soda

  • 1/2

    tsp salt

  • 3/4

    cup cold butter, cubed

  • 1

    cup buttermilk

  • 2

    Tbsp heavy cream

  • TOPPING

  • 1 1/2

    cups whipping cream

  • 2

    Tbsp sugar

  • 1/2

    tsp vanilla extract

Directions

Combine strawberries with sugar and vanilla; mash slightly. Let stand 30 minutes, tossing occasionally. Note: The longer the strawberries stay in the sugar syrup, the softer they'll get. Preheat oven to 400. Whisk together flour, 4 tbsp sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly. Add buttermilk; stir until combined. Drop batter by 1/3 cupfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheet. Brush with 2 Tbsp heavy cream; sprinkle with remaining 1 Tbsp sugar. Bake 18-20 minutes. remove to wire racks to cool completely. for topping, beat whipping cream until it begins to thicken. Add sugar and vanilla; beat till soft peaks form. To serve, cut biscuits in half; top with strawberries and whipped cream. Put top half back on and add more whipped cream and a few strawberries if desired.

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