Delightful Strawberry Shortcake: Summer Classic!

There’s nothing quite like the blissful embrace of summer than the first bite of our Delightful Strawberry Shortcake. This timeless dessert captures the essence of sun-soaked days and balmy evenings, bringing together the vibrant flavors of ripe strawberries, velvety whipped cream, and tender shortcakes. Each layer tells a story of carefree moments, laughter, and the simple joys of life.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whipped cream, for topping

Instructions

  1. Gently toss the sliced strawberries and 1/4 cup of granulated sugar together in a bowl. Let them macerate while preparing the shortcakes.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, 1/4 cup of sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Add in the cold, cubed butter and use a pastry cutter or your hands to work it into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Pour in the heavy cream and vanilla extract, mixing until the dough comes together.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and gently knead it a few times. Pat it into a 3/4-inch thick rectangle.
  6. Use a biscuit cutter to cut out shortcakes and place them on a baking sheet. Bake in a preheated oven at 425°F (220°C) for 12-15 minutes or until golden.
  7. Once the shortcakes are cooled, slice them in half horizontally.
  8. To assemble, place a generous spoonful of macerated strawberries onto the bottom half of each shortcake. Top with a dollop of whipped cream.
  9. Place the other half of the shortcake on top and finish with an extra swirl of whipped cream.
  10. Serve immediately and savor the taste of summer!

Prep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Delicate, buttery shortcakes layered with sweet strawberries and fluffy whipped cream, our Delightful Strawberry Shortcake is the quintessential summer dessert.

Nutrition information: Calories: 280 | Total Fat: 16g | Total Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g

As the sun sets on another perfect summer day, treat yourself to a slice of nostalgia with our Delightful Strawberry Shortcake. It’s more than a dessert; it’s a memory woven into every layer, a reminder that the simplest pleasures bring the greatest happiness. Share it with loved ones, and let the flavors transport you to the heartwarming embrace of summer anytime you desire.