Strawberry shortcake


Ingredients :

Shortcake :
  •   2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder  
  • 1/3 cup butter , cold, cut into slices
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2  cup heavy cream ( u may add few more tbsp of cream if the situation demands )
For Filling :
  • 1  pound strawberries, stemmed and quartered
  • 40 gms icing sugar for strawberries
Whipped Cream :
  • 1 cup heavy cream, chilled
  • 50 gms sugar
  • 1  tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated lemon zest (optional)
Method :

For Filling :
  • Mix strawberries with 3 tablespoons sugar and refrigerate / keep it aside for 10 to 20 minutes to let them get juicy..
For Shortcake :
  • Preheat the oven to 425degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together. Now add the cold butter pieces to the flour and rub it in with your fingers.. At this stage, the mixture will resemble like an oatmeal. Add heavy cream and mix until just combined. Do not overwork the dough any point . Divide them into big equal balls and place on a lined baking sheet , 3 inches apart.
  • Gently pat them a bit till they are an inch height.  Bake them for 15 to 18 mts ( ovens may vary ) / until the shortcake top turns pale golden brown.
  • Remove the shortcake from the baking sheet  and place on a rack to cool slightly. Cut each piece in half horizontally using a serrated knife.
Note :
  • U may not need the entire quantity of full heavy cream to make a stiff dough / just combined.
  • So make sure not to dump all the cream at once , use as per need.
  • Ovens may vary, So keep an eye on ur shortcake after 15 minutes , Actually I overbaked my shortcake a bit.
For Whipped cream :

  •  Using an electric beater  beat the heavy cream, sugar, vanilla, and lemon zest until soft peaks form, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.

To assemble :
  • Spoon some of the strawberries with their juice onto each shortcake bottom/ base .
  • Top with a generous dollop of whipped cream and then  place the shortcake top. Spoon more strawberries over the top / on the sides and serve.
Happy eating guys,

35 comments:

  1. the Oozzing cream from the sides make me drooling!!!! Delicious shortcakes!!!! have some awards for you in my space!! do collect them!!!

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  2. Shortcakes looks damn pretty and irresistible..yumm!

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  3. beautifully explined. looks awesome.

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  4. Awesome!!!! Wish i could have them NOW... :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  5. that looks real good moist cake..lovely..
    Tasty Appetite

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  6. Wow,really yummy,drooling at the pics :)

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  7. Delicious click...Absolutely mouthwatering..

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  8. Strawberry Shortcake looks absolutely delicious !!!

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  9. Yummy and perfect strawberry shortcake,love the presentation dear

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  10. My my shortcake looks sooo yummmm..
    I love anything with strawberry and cream...:-)

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  11. Simply delicious..looks so yumm!!!

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  12. perfect shortcake...perfect dessert...too good!...love it with fresh strawberries!
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  13. very yummy cake...fresh strawberries taste awesome with shortcake

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  14. very nice,love the plates ,ofcourse the recipe :)

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  15. Wow.. Looks so delicious and tempting.. first time here.. lovely blog !!

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  16. yummy n tempting shortcake dear..

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  17. Strawberry shortcake looks awesome.

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  18. I am literally drooling..no kidding :))
    Perfectly done!!

    US Masala

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  19. I love making strawberry shortcakes this way - with biscuits - so good. I have many them for summer lunch parties a few times - always popular with the kids too.
    Yours look delectable!

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  20. Yummy and irresistable shortcake.

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  21. Mesmeizing short cake.love the presentation.

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  22. Shortcake looks too tempting and beautiful clicks.

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  23. Delicious shortcakes love the filling.

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  24. looks yum shanavi! finger lickng good :)

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  25. Shanavi - you are too kind - makes me want to get more creative when I get comments like that :)

    Also Same pinch - I made strawberry shortcake cookies along with my strawberry curd since I was coming out of my ears with strawberries - but I love your sandwich presentation a lot! tres chic :)

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  26. Scrumptious and Gorgeous Cake :)

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