Southern-Style Biscuit Shortcakes

Rich, melt-in-your-mouth shortcakes made with real butter and cream are split and filled with whipped cream and berries. Dessert doesn't get much better.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 10

Shortcakes

2
cups Gold Medal™ self-rising flour
2
tablespoons sugar
1/3
cup butter or margarine
3/4
cup half-and-half

Toppings

1
cup whipping cream
1
tablespoon sugar
6
cups sliced fresh fruit or berries, sweetened to taste

  • 1 Heat oven to 450°F. Lightly grease large cookie sheet with shortening or cooking spray. In medium bowl, stir together flour and 2 tablespoons sugar. With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Add half-and-half; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  • 2 On lightly floured surface, knead dough just until smooth. Roll out dough to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with floured cutter or knife into desired shapes. Place about 1 inch apart on cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake 9 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm or cool.
  • 4 In small bowl, beat whipping cream and 1 tablespoon sugar with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Split shortcakes; place on individual dessert plates. Fill and top each with fruit and whipped cream. Store in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

Use your favorite fruit. Sliced fresh peaches are a delicious option for the strawberries.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
380mg
380%;
Total Carbohydrate
31g
31%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
75%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.