Great Strawberry Shortcakes
Serve these with Homemade Whipped Cream for a real treat! The recipe and how-to instructions for Homemade Whipped Cream can be found under another post.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8 to 10
  • 6 to 8 cups sliced strawberries
  • ½ cup sugar plus ⅓ cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling
  • 2½ cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup cake flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, chilled and cut into pieces
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Homemade Whipped Cream for topping
  1. Combine the strawberries and ½ cup sugar. Toss and let stand at room temperature for 2 hours to develop a wonderful syrup.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  3. Combine ⅓ cup sugar, 2½ cups all purpose flour, ¾ cup cake flour, 2 tablespoons baking powder and ¾ teaspoon salt in a large bowl; cut in the butter with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  4. Add ¾ cup milk and mix with a fork just until the dough holds together, adding more milk if needed. Dough should be soft.
  5. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead gently 8 to 10 times.
  6. Pat it out ¾ inch thick and cut into rounds, using a 2½ inch biscuit cutter. Place on a greased shiny baking sheet.
  7. Combine egg and water, beating well; brush on tops of shortbread. Sprinkle with sugar.
  8. Bake for 12 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  9. Split and serve with the sugared strawberries, lots of the juice, and whipped cream.
Recipe by Make Life Special at