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Sweet Biscuit Strawberry Shortcake

Sweet Biscuit Strawberry Shortcake

Sweet Biscuit Strawberry Shortcake - a super simple dessert that's perfect for summer barbecues and picnics.
Course Dessert
Cuisine North American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 individual strawberry shortcakes
Author Barry C. Parsons

Ingredients

  • 12 Sweet Biscuits
  • 8 cups fresh strawberries , sliced
  • 1 /2 to 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups whipping cream
  • 4 tbsp icing sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Wash and hull the strawberries and place them in a glass bowl.
  2. Sprinkle the sugar onto the berries and toss well. 

  3. Leave to macerate together for about an hour., tossing the berries in the sugar/syrup occasionally. This step draws some of the juice from the berries to form a sweet strawberry syrup.

  4. Whip the cream, icing sugar and vanilla extract together to firm peaks.
  5. When ready to serve, split the biscuits in half with a sharp serrated knife.

  6. Spoon some of the macerated berries onto the bottom half of the biscuit followed by some of the whipped cream.
  7. Place the top half of the biscuit on top, garnish with another dollop of cream and a whole fresh berry.
  8. Drizzle some of the strawberry syrup over the top and serve.