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Classic Strawberry Shortcakes

classic strawberry shortcakes Dessert
Classic Strawberry Shortcakes
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 6

Hundreds of home cooks have made these strawberry shortcake biscuits a top-rated recipe, and for good reason. Using Original Bisquick™ mix ensures a perfect result every time. Light, fluffy Bisquick shortcakes are a perfect complement to sweetened berries and freshly whipped cream. MORE+ LESS-

December 5, 2018
Bisquick
Make with
Bisquick

Ingredients

1
quart (4 cups) strawberries, sliced
1/4
cup sugar
2 1/3
cups Original Bisquick™ mix
1/2
cup milk
3
tablespoons sugar
3
tablespoons butter, melted
1/2
cup whipping cream

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 425°F. In large bowl, mix strawberries and 1/4 cup sugar; set aside.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, stir Bisquick mix, milk, 3 tablespoons sugar and the butter until soft dough forms. On ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by 6 spoonfuls.
  • 3
    Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, in small bowl, beat whipping cream with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form.
  • 4
    Split warm shortcakes; fill and top with strawberries and whipped cream.

Expert Tips

  • A “short” cake is one that has a high ratio of butter to flour and sugar. Stir the dough just until the dry ingredients are moistened and a soft dough forms. The shortcakes shouldn’t stick to the pan, but you can use baking parchment or a silicone baking mat if you’d like.
  • Mixing sugar with the fruit, whether you stick with all-time summery favorite strawberries or play with juicy peaches and blueberries or raspberries and plum wedges, is a process called “macerating”. Macerating is similar to marinating, but it’s done with fruit—sometimes letting the fruit sit in flavored liquors, vinegars, or syrups--or sprinkling the fruit with sugar. The sugar draws the moisture out of the fruit, creating a sweetly fruity syrup.
  • The first step in making a successful whipped cream is to refrigerate the bowl (a deep metal one works best) with the cream + the mixer beaters (unless you’re a hearty soul and would like to use a large wire balloon whisk). The colder the cream the faster it will whip up but know when to stop—when its stiff enough to form soft peaks.
  • Flavor either the fruit or the cream with a splash of vanilla or a little orange liquor.
  • This recipe uses Bisquick™ for an easy, flaky shortcake shortcut that doesn’t skimp on taste. If you’re looking for an all-scratch recipe for a shortcake try our Strawberry Shortcake.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
Calories from Fat
180
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
30%
Saturated Fat
10g
48%
Trans Fat
3g
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
630mg
26%
Potassium
220mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
53g
18%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
23g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
50%
50%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 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 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • This sweetly simple recipe perfectly captures the sweet taste of a carefree summer day. It’s loaded with fresh strawberries, topped with whipped cream and piled upon a flaky, buttery shortcake. Once you notice the first fresh strawberries of the season at your grocer or farmer’s market, you’ll know that winter is over and it’s finally time to make this memorable dessert. If you’ve never made shortcakes before, don’t worry. You can learn more by reviewing Betty’s guide on How to Make Strawberry Shortcake a collection of helpful tips, baking instructions and plenty of photos for everything you’ll need for making classic strawberry shortcakes. Once you’ve tried this Bisquick shortcake recipe, you can find traditional favorites, intriguing variations and fresh new takes on the classic dessert in this collection of Betty’s Best Biscuit and Shortcake recipes.

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