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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sweet Biscuits for Strawberry Shortcake

    Is it spring yet?!  I sure am ready.  It am so over the cold and snow.  It might not be spring here, but it is somewhere.  The strawberries are starting to look better in the grocery store.  They are big and red and look and smell wonderful.  So, if it can't be spring outside you might as well make it spring inside!
    Strawberry shortcakes are always such a treat when the berries are out.  We were raised in a house were shortcakes were sweetened biscuits.  We topped them with ice cream and strawberries and sometime whipped cream.  Yum!  We sometimes do the angel food cake variety as well, but if you say shortcake I think biscuit.  We used to have drop biscuits made from Jiffy mix and some sugar, but these homemade biscuits are even better!

Sweet Biscuits for Strawberry Shortcake


1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 1/2 cups flour
1 T baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup milk
2 T vinegar
4 T sugar
1 T melted butter
sugar for sprinkling on top
Lots of strawberries, ice cream and whipped cream!!

  1. Preheat oven to 475 F
  2. Mix together milk and vinegar and set aside for five minutes
  3. Place dry ingredients in the food processor.  Add the 1/2 cup butter 
  4. Pulse until mixture becomes coarse crumbs, about 22 pulses
  5. Stir in buttermilk until the dough just comes together
  6. Knead the dough 3-4 times on a lightly floured surface
  7. Pat into a 7x10 rectangle.  Cut biscuits using a 3 inch cutter and place 2 inches apart on a baking pan.
  8. Brush with butter and sprinkle with sugar.  Bake on the top shelf of your oven for 14-17 minutes.
  9. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.


  1. Strawberry shortcake = awesome! This looks fantastic Carlee!

    1. I love strawberry shortcake in all its forms! Thank you!

  2. This reminds me of Spring and looks so wonderful! Hope you are having a fantastic week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. There are few things better than strawberry shortcake. I just can't wait for my berry patch to thaw out! Have a great week and thanks for hosting.

  3. We always used sponge cake for strawberry shortcake. I will have to try this.

    The Old Fat Guy

    1. We love using sweet biscuits for ours! Though I certainly turn down sponge cake ;-)


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