Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake

Posted: March 5

Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

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Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake is a simple, classic, delicious dessert! The tartness of the strawberries and lemon cut into the buttery shortcake for a perfectly balanced confection that will leave you wanting more. Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake is a classic for a reason! Top it with vanilla ice cream or fresh cream for a treat that is out of this world.


3 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, chilled, cut into small pieces
1 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1/4 cup turbinado sugar
8 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice


Step 1

Set the oven to 425 degrees F, and line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Step 2

Add together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, 1/3 cup white sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl using a whisk.

Step 3

Cut up the cold butter and add it to the mixture using a knife or pastry blender until the texture resembles coarse crumbs. For a faster route, you can use a food processor.

Step 4

Mix in the buttermilk until the flour mixture is just moistened.

Step 5

Scoop 1/3 cup portions of the dough to form biscuits and place on the baking tray with space to expand.

Step 6

Brush the biscuits with the heavy cream and sprinkle them heavily with the turbinado sugar.

Step 7

Bake the biscuits in the oven until they are golden brown, around 15 to 20 minutes.

Step 8

Add the sliced strawberries, 1/4 cup white sugar, and the lemon juice in a separate bowl.

Step 9

Let the berries rest to have the juices develop, around 30 minutes.

Step 10

Serve the strawberry mixture over the biscuits and top with ice cream or fresh cream for optimal enjoyment.

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