Strawberry Shortcakes

Strawberry Shortcakes
From foodnetwork.com

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds strawberries, stemmed and quartered
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream

Whipped Cream, recipe follows

Whipped Cream:

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, chilled
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest

Directions:
1. Mix strawberries with 3 tablespoons sugar and refrigerate while juices develop, at least 30 minutes.
2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
3. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, and salt in a medium bowl. 
4. Add heavy cream and mix until just combined. Place mixture in an ungreased 8-inch square pan and bake until golden, 18 to 20 minutes.
5. Remove shortcake from pan and place on a rack to cool slightly. Cut into 6 pieces and split each piece in half horizontally.
6. Spoon some of the strawberries with their juice onto each shortcake bottom. Top with a generous dollop of whipped cream (below) and then the shortcake top. Spoon more strawberries over the top and serve.
Whipped Cream:
7.Using a mixer, beat the heavy cream, sugar, vanilla, and lemon zest until soft peaks form, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.

Posted on July 22, 2016 and filed under desserts & sweets.