• 25minutes
  • 816calories

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Nutrition Info . . .

NutrientsProteins, Carbohydrates, Cellulose
VitaminsB1, B2, B3, B12, D
MineralsNatrium, Calcium, Iron, Sulfur, Chlorine, Phosphorus, Cobalt, Molybdenum

Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 6 -7 cups fresh strawberries , sliced

  2. 1/4 cup sugar

  3. 3 cups chilled whipping cream

  4. 4 cups all-purpose flour

  5. 1/2 cup sugar , plus

  6. 2 tablespoons sugar

  7. 2 tablespoons baking powder

  8. 1/4 teaspoon salt

  9. 1/2 cup cold butter , cut into pieces

  10. 1 egg , beaten

  11. 1 teaspoon almond extract

  12. 1 1/4 cups half-and-half cream

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Wash and hull the strawberries; drain.

  2. Place the berries in a large bowl, and sprinkle with sugar, cover and refrigerate (1 hour preferably).

  3. Prepare the shortcake.

  4. Set oven to 375°F.

  5. Grease 2 large baking sheets.

  6. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar (if you prefer your shortcake less sweet, just use 1/2 cup sugar), baking powder and salt.

  7. With a pastry blender or two knives, cut in the cold butter until particles are the size of small peas.

  8. Stir in egg, milk and extract (if using); mix ONLY to combine (same method as for making biscuits).

  9. On a lightly floured surface, gather up 1/2 cup dough per biscuit.

  10. Pat dough into 8 (4-inch) rounds.

  11. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until golden brown; cool slightly (can fill with the whipped cream and strawberries when cake is still warm (it is actually the best this way!).

  12. In a bowl, beat the whipping cream (can use more than the 3 cups of whipping cream if desired, just increase the sugar a little) with 4 tbsp sugar until stiff peaks form.

  13. To serve, split the baked shortcakes into halves.

  14. Ladle strawberries in the middle and on top of the shortcake.

  15. Top with whipped cream.

  16. Delicious!


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