Homemade Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

It’s funny because when I think of strawberry shortcake I think of this gross runny strawberry mixture and some nasty soggy biscuits.  So to put all that negativity deep down in my past I decided to come up with a new Homemade Strawberry Shortcake Recipe.  And you wanna talk about good?  WOW!  Ridiculously good and stacked high so you can impress all your guests.  Check out this recipe and make it soon!

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Homemade Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
 
Make this delicious Homemade Strawberry Shortcake Recipe with fresh whipped cream!
Ingredients
For the Biscuits:
  • 4 cups of all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons of baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons of Kosher salt
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 8 ounces of cold unsalted butter
  • 1½ cups of milk, cream or ½ & ½
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pint of sliced strawberries
  • ½ cup of melted butter
  • sugar in the raw
For the Simple Syrup:
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of water
For the Whipped Cream:
  • 1 pint of heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Biscuits: Preheat oven to 375° and in a large bowl using a pastry knife, cream together flour, baking powder, 8 ounces of cold unsalted butter, salt and sugar until the butter is the size of rice. Once combined form a well. In a separate bowl whisk together eggs and milk and once combined pour the mixture into the flour well. Using a fork combine the ingredients together slowly. DO NOT OVER MIX. When combined roll out on a floured surface making sure to keep it 1? thick and using circular cookie cutters, make as many as possible with out over working the dough. Place the circle dough rounds on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Using some melted butter brush the top of each biscuit and sprinkle on some sugar in the raw. Bake in the oven on 375° for 20 minutes.
  2. Simple Syrup: Boil together sugar and water. Once boiling, set aside to cool.
  3. Whipped Cream: In a mixer whisk together all ingredients until stiff peaks are formed. Once this is achieved set aside to keep cool.
  4. To Plate: Cut the biscuits in half width wise and brush the inside of each biscuit with a few teaspoons of simple syrup. Lay down the bottom part of the biscuit and layer on sliced strawberries and whipped cream and top off with the top of the biscuit. Garnish with fresh mint.

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