Homemade Strawberry Shortcake

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May 9, 2013

strawberry shortcakeAfter buying a huge flat of strawberries, I realized that I need to find a few ways to use them up. These shortcakes are so delicious, you will never want store bought ones again!


Yield: 10-12 shortcakes


  • Shortcakes:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 stick butter, cut into 1/2 in. pieces
  • 2/3-3/4 cup half and half (or milk)
  • Strawberries:
  • 4 lb strawberries, cut into slices
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • whipped cream, optional


  1. Wash strawberries. Remove tops, slice, and place in a large bowl. Add powdered sugar and combine well. Set aside.
  2. sliced strawberries
  3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  4. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Combine well.
  5. stir flour mixture
  6. Add butter cubes to flour mixture and combine with a pastry cutter (or pulse in a food processor). Only tiny pieces of butter should remain.
  7. mix in butter
    flour butter mixture

  8. Create a well in the middle of the flour mixture, then add 2/3 cup half and half. Combine with a fork until moist. Add a little more if necessary. Dough may not hold together yet. Let stand for a few minutes.
  9. add half and half
    shortcake dough
  10. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Knead 2-3 times, until dough holds together and is no longer sticky.
  11. knead dough
  12. Pat the dough out until it is about 3/4 in. thick. Using a round cookie cutter, cut out as many shortcakes as possible. Recombine dough pieces, pat flat, and cut out as many as possible.
  13. pat out dough
    cut shortcakes

  14. Place shortcakes onto a greased cookie sheet. Using your fingers brush tops with half and half, then sprinkle with sugar.
  15. brush with half and half
    sprinkle with sugar
  16. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until shortcakes have risen and are golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  17. shortcakes on cooling rack
  18. While still warm, split the shortcakes in half using a knife. Place strawberry slices on the bottom half, followed by whipped cream. Place the top back on and add another layer of strawberries and whipped cream. Enjoy!
  19. strawberry shortcake 2

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May 16, 2013

After buying a huge flat of strawberries, I realized that I need to find a few ways to use them up.

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