Strawberry Shortcakes

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Apparently Mother Nature doesn’t like my idea of Spring Fever. We woke up to over 10 inches of snow. It unabashedly crept up on us last night. The kids are happy and have huge plans for making a snowman this afternoon, but to me it means being stuck in the house for at least three days. With three little kids. With cabin fever. You do get where I am going with this, right? icon smile Strawberry Shortcakes

So how do I deal with this? I bake. And lots. Thank goodness for this blog, or my Hubby would have to call for help. At least I have an excuse: it’s for the blog, sweetie. icon smile Strawberry Shortcakes

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 I grabbed a couple of containers of strawberries in the store last week. They instantly remind me of Spring, blooming trees and nice warm weather.

I have been meaning to make shortcakes for a long time now and they finally happened.

Strawberry Shortcakes. A classic treat that’s incredibly easy to make and satisfying in looks and taste.

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 Delicious shortcakes, fresh strawberry slices and a generous dollop of whipped cream. Yeah, I will get through this Winter blast.

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Strawberry Shortcakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 8 large individual shortcakes

Classic treat that's easy to make. Original recipe from Better Homes and Gardens Bridal Cookbook

Ingredients

  1. 1/4 c granulated sugar
  2. 2 c all-purpose flour
  3. 2 tsp baking powder
  4. 1/2 c unsalted butter, cubed and chilled
  5. 1 beaten egg
  6. 2/3 c milk
  7. whipped cream
  8. 8 to 10 large strawberries

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat like Silpat. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together sugar, flour and baking powder.
  4. Add butter and cut in with a pastry cutter.
  5. In a small mixing bowl or measuring cup, mix together egg and milk.
  6. Add the wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon just until moistened.
  7. Drop the dough onto prepared sheet by 2 heaping tablespoons, leaving at least 2 inches space between each mound. If you want flatter shortcakes, flour your hands and gently flatten each mound of dough to about 1/2 inch thick disks.
  8. Bake for 10 to 14 minutes, or until golden brown.
  9. Cool shortcakes on baking sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. To assemble strawberry shortcakes: slice each shortcake horizontally. Slice one strawberry and place slices on the bottom part of your cake. Add dollop of whipped cream. Top with remaining piece of shortcake. Decorate with a small dollop of whipped cream and shaved chocolate.

Notes

I used large strawberries and one per each shortcake was plenty. Adjust the amount to your likings. Keep unfilled shortcakes in air-tight container for up to 3 days.

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I am currently in a photo contest hosted by Le Creuset and Williams-Sonoma in celebration of the Quince Collection. It’s the newest addition to Le Creuset cookware family. You can read more about it here, on my previous post. I would love for you to like my photo on Williams-Sonoma Pinterest board. It’s the first one in the first row. icon smile Strawberry Shortcakes

THANK YOU!!

xoxo,

Anna

 

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  • http://www.a-kitchen-addiction.com/ Jessica_AKitchenAddiction

    The snow is just starting to fall here! It’s supposed to snow all night and most of the day tomorrow. I wish I had strawberries on hand so that I could make these while I’m stuck inside!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      We have tons of snow! And it looks like it’s going to be here for a while :) I hope you will get a chance to make these, Jessica! Thanks!

  • http://www.unegaminedanslacuisine.com/ Valerie

    What better way to ward off winter than with a summery dessert! Well played, :D Good luck in the photo contest too – your photography is stellar!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yay! Thank you thank you, Valerie! I am a huge fan of yours!

  • http://twitter.com/Tutti_Dolci Tutti Dolci

    Gorgeous, Anna! I love these photos and I love strawberries – I know I’d love these shortcakes!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I know you would! Thank you so much, Laura!

  • Kristen

    Oh my goodness, Anna – these are so pretty. Love the photos and the recipe!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yay! Thank you so much, Kristen!

  • http://www.averiecooks.com/ Averie Cooks

    i want to dip my finger into that layer of cream and berries and savor all that lusciousness!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Ooo, the best part :) Thanks, Averie!

  • Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe

    I LOVE strawberry shortcakes – yum! I can’t think of a better way to spend a snow day than with one of these and a cup of tea!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yes! Sounds prefect to me too :) Thanks, Amanda!

  • http://www.wearenotmartha.com wearenotmartha

    I was going to comment on how beautiful your photos always are before I saw you were in a contest! Just “liked” yours! This strawberry shortcake looks out of this world!

    Sues

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yay! Thank you so much, Sues!! I really appreciate your vote!

  • Sandra Garth

    Yum! This is good anytime of the year. Love the darker photos, very mysterious and dare I say, seductive.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Seductive – I love it! :) Thank you so much, Sandra!

  • http://twitter.com/thejoyofcaking The Joy of Caking

    I’m hoping for an early spring here in NY but I’ll take one of those strawberry shortcakes to hold me over :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Sounds good :) Thank you!

  • CrunchyCreamySw

    Ooo, yes, perfect treat to enjoy on the porch in the afternoon :) Thank you so much for voting and leaving a comment, my sweet friend! xoxo

  • domesticfits

    beautiful! Strawberry shortcakes totally remind me of childhood. Yours look super gorgeous.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I love it! Thank you, Jackie!

  • Danielle Giannandrea

    These look beautiful and delicious! Definitely reminds me of Spring : )

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Mission accomplished then :) Thank you, Danielle!

  • Aggie

    Strawberry shortcake is one of my most favorite desserts. Yours looks pretty darn perfect :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you so much, Aggie!

  • http://justforfoodies.blogspot.com/ Colette

    As cute as its name!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      :) Thank you, Colette!

  • CrunchyCreamySw

    My girls love Strawberry Shortcake too! Thanks, Jen!