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The Classic Strawberry Shortcake

The Classic Strawberry Shortcake

One famous recipe that often uses whipped cream is, “Strawberry Shortcake”. A classic dessert that combines sweet biscuits, fresh strawberries, and whipped cream. This recipe gets its name from English cooking which means making something crisp and crunchy by adding fat (butter in this recipe).

Try out this simple, yummy recipe for Strawberry Shortcake with Whipped cream from Dairy Max.

Ingredients:

For the Shortcakes Take:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated, powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Filling:

  • Fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced- hulled means to remove the green leafy and white core from the top of the strawberry, leaving only the red, fleshy part. Sliced means to cut into thin flat pieces.
  • Sugar (to taste, for macerating strawberries) allowing the sugar to draw out the juices from the strawberries.

For the Whipped Cream:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Learn to make Strawberry Shortcakes:

Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C)
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add the cold butter pieces to the dry ingredients. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Pour in the milk and vanilla extract. Stir nicely but be careful not to overmix.
  • Turn the dough out onto a flat-floured surface and gently knead it a few times.
  • Pat the dough to about 1-inch thickness.
  • Use a round biscuit cutter to cut out shortcakes and place them on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for about 12-15 minutes or until the shortcakes are golden brown.
  • Allow them to cool.
  • While the shortcakes are baking, macerate/coat the sliced strawberries in sugar for about 15-20 minutes to release their juices.

For the Whipped Cream:

  • Beat the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract together until thick.
  • To assemble, split the shortcakes in half horizontally. Spoon some macerated strawberries onto the bottom half, top with a dollop of whipped cream, and then place the other half of the shortcake on top.
  • Garnish with additional strawberries and a swirl of whipped cream on top.

Your crunchy Strawberry Shortcakes are ready to be served.

Enjoy this delightful and classic dessert with friends and family featuring ,Dairy Max whipped cream.