Introduction: Scratch Strawberry Shortcake

Nothing says the start of summer than strawberry shortcake.


1½ cup flour

2 tsp baking powder

½ tsp baking soda

2 Tbs sugar

¼ tsp salt

2 Tbs butter - salted

1 Tbs heavy cream

1 Tbs turbinado sugar

½ Lemon



Whipped cream

Step 1: Freeze Your Butter, Preheat the Oven and Prepare a Pan With Parchment.

Really - freeze your butter. It'll be helpful later. I promise.

Go ahead and preheat your oven to 400°F and put a sheet of parchment paper on a cookie sheet.

Step 2: Ready Your Berries

Dice about half of your strawberries. Cut your lemon in half and squeeze the juice over the berries. Add the 2 tablespoons of sugar. Mash. Add the rest of your strawberries and let rest so that the juices develop.

Step 3: Mix Your Dry Ingredients

In a medium sized bowl, mix the 1½ cup flour, 2 tsp baking powder, the ½ tsp baking soda and 2 Tbs sugar.

Step 4: Grate Your Butter Into the Flour Mixture

Use a cheese grater and grate your butter into the flour mixture. Mix unti course crumbs form.

I always struggled with a pastry blender and getting the butter pieces small enough. Some recipies suggest a food processor but I don't have one. But when looking for ways to better blend the butter into the flour, I came across the suggestion to freeze the butter and grate it. Brilliant!

Step 5: Add the Buttermilk

Add the ½ cup buttermilk and stir until just moistened.

Step 6: Prep the Shortcakes

Divide the dough into six pieces and place on the prepared cookie sheets.

Brush each with with the heavy cream and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.

Step 7: Bake

Bake for 15 minutes or until golden.

Let cool for 5 minutes and then move to a rack to cool completely.

Step 8: Assemble Your Shortcakes

Cut each in half.

On one half, scoop strawberries and blueberries. Top with whipped cream and the top half of the shortcake.

Step 9: Enjoy!

Eat 'em up -

The shortcakes are also delicious with breakfast. Just warm them and serve with a little butter and jam.

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