Valentines day is tomorrow! And what better way to celebrate valentines day than with a classic strawberry shortcake? This cute and easy dessert is the perfect way to show someone that you care. Hope that you all have a wonderful day and that you are with people you love.
Strawberry shortcake is by far one of my favorite desserts. The soft biscuit paired with fresh cream and sweet strawberries is just such a perfect combination. Strawberry shortcake isn’t really considered a winter dessert but it’s just so delicious, why limit it to only one season? These biscuits are great as a strawberry shortcake but are also great as morning biscuits with some butter and jam.
Strawberry Shortcake (serves 3)
What you’ll need:
- 1 cup flour
- 1 and ¼ tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp granulated sugar
- ⅓ tsp salt
- ½ stick cold butter cut into pieces
- ⅔ cup cold heavy whipping cream
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp powdered sugar
- 1 pint of strawberries, sliced
Preheat the oven to 450°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Sift flour, baking powder, granulated sugar, and salt together in a medium bowl. Add butter and rub together with your fingers until the mixture resembles a course crumb. If the butter starts to melt or feel sticky, run your hands under cold water to cool them down.
Make a dent in the center of the mixture and add ⅓ of a cup of the cream and ½ of a teaspoon of the vanilla extract. Mix until dough begins to come together and resembles a ball. Do not over mix. If mixture is not coming together, add about another tablespoon of cream. Let rest in fridge for a ½ hour.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and roll out to ½ inch thickness. Cut circles out of dough using a cup and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 min.
While biscuits bake, put remaining heavy cream into a bowl. Beat cream until soft peaks form then add in powdered sugar and the remaining ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract. Beat to combine.
To assemble just sandwich the strawberries and cream between the biscuits.