Tuesday, April 6, 2010

And When Life Gives You More Strawberries

Make strawberry shortcake.

All I can say is sweetened strawberries are amazing and homemade whipped cream is way better than that nasty stuff in cans.

Strawberry Shortcakes
Adapted from Everyday Food "Great Food Fast" Cookbook

For biscuits:
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup cold unsalted butter
1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 425°. In food processor combine flour, butter, 1/3 cup of sugar, baking powder, and salt. Process until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add milk and pulsate until mixture moistens.
Turn dough onto floured surface and pat into a 4x8 inch rectangle. Cut into 8 squares, transfer onto baking sheet and sprinkle remaining tbsp of sugar on top of biscuits. Bake 25-30 minutes. Let cool.

For sweetened strawberries:
1 1/2 lb strawberries
1/4 cup sugar

Quarter strawberries and toss in bowl with sugar. Let stand until syrupy. Toss occasionally.

For whipped cream:
1 cup heavy cream
1-2 tbsp sugar (to taste)

Beat cream until soft peaks form. Sprinkle sugar over cream and beat until soft peaks return.

To serve, slice biscuit "hamburger style," into two and layer with strawberries and whipped cream. Delicious !

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