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Friday, February 15, 2013

Strawberry Shortcake (shortcake biscuits)

Yields: 5-8 deserts
This strawberry short cake recipe uses shortcake biscuits, with a subtle hint of lemon and apple juice in the strawberries to extend the sweet syrup. Top it off with a lightly sweetened whipped cream. The biscuits soak up the juice and the flavors blend perfectly. Just the right amount of sweet!

  • 1 batch shortcake biscuits (below)
  • 4-5 c. fresh sliced strawberries
  • 1 c. apple juice (if you like more juice on your biscuit)
  • 1.2 c. sugar
  • 1 T. lemon juice
  • Whipped cream

Directions for strawberries:
Place sliced strawberries in a bowl, add sugar, apple juice  and lemon juice. Stir and allow strawberries to sit for a few hours or over night, in the fridge.

Shortcake biscuits (6-12 depending on size and desired thickness.)
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 T.  Baking powder
  • 2 T. lemon juice
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 4 T. sugar
  • 4 T. Butter
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg yolk

Directions for shortcake biscuits:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
Cut butter into pieces and distribute into the dry mix.
Combine butter into flour mixture creating somewhat of a crumb texture.
Beat milk, yolk and lemon juice together in separate bowl.
Pour milk mixture into flour mixture and combine just enough to form a dough ball.
On a floured surface, fold dough in half 2 – 3 times but do not work it too much.
Using your hands or a rolling pin, roll to ½ inch thickness and cut 12 biscuits with a biscuits cutter.
Place side by side on a lightly greased sheet pan.
Brush with additional melted butter and sprinkle with a bit of sugar if you like.
Bake for 10 – 12 min. or until golden brown.

To assemble your strawberry short cake, split biscuits, spoon strawberries over bottom portion of biscuit then a dollop of whipped cream. Place the top part of the biscuit over it and spoon more strawberries and whipped cream. Top it off with a whole strawberry! 


  1. Your recipe brings back memories of when my mom would make this. It's so good. Thank you for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday. We would appreciate if you would link back to Foodie Friends Friday

    FFF co-host, Joanne/Winelady Cooks

  2. I would love it if you joined our "One last Valentine's Day Round Up"
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