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Strawberry Short Biscuits

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Strawberry shortcake is a perfect springtime dessert. This lightly sweetened strawberries pressed between a lightly baked cookie makes up a mouthwatering dessert for all. Strawberry Shortcake requires simple ingredients but makes up a great dessert when put together.
Ingredients
For strawberries and whipped cream
  Strawberries 2 Pint, washed, hulled and sliced lengthwise
  Granulated sugar 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs), divided
  Lemon 1⁄2 , juiced
For shortcake biscuits
  All-purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Unsalted butter 8 Tablespoon, cold, cut into small chunks (1 Stick)
  Heavy cream 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
Directions

STRAWBERRIES AND WHIPPED CREAM
1. In a bowl, combine the sliced strawberries, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, and lemon juice; toss gently and keep aside.
2. Meanwhile, in a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the remaining 1/3 cup of sugar with the heavy cream until soft peaks form.
3. Cover and refrigerate until biscuits are prepared.

SHORTCAKE BISCUITS
4. In a medium bowl, whisk the dry ingredients until thoroughly combined.
5. Using a pastry cutter or two knives, cut butter into the size of small peas.
6. Add the cream and mix with a wooden spoon until the dough is thoroughly moistened, but not over-worked.
7. Onto a lightly floured, nonstick surface, place the dough and roll into a 1/2-inch-thick disk with a floured rolling pin.
8. Using a cookie cutter or a drinking cup, or an empty tin can, cut the dough into three-inch rounds, gently rolling and re-rolling the dough as necessary.
9. Shift the cookies onto a cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.
10. Allow to cool.

ASSEMBLE THE SHORTCAKES:
11. Horizontally cut each cooled biscuit in half.
12. Place the bottom half on a plate and spoon the strawberries and whipped cream over it.
13. Top with the other half of the biscuit.
14. Serve immediately.

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Strawberry
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Spring time calls for a fresh dessert with strawberries as they ripen! This is a cake which is deliciously put together! Watch the video for more!

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