m. c. de marco: The New Kitchen Cookbook

Strawberry Shortcake

This is another Mother’s Day request, based on plenty of similar recipes. Some recipes use two different creams for the dough and topping, but The New York Times was thoughtful enough to just use whipping cream for the heavy cream, while The Kitchn did it all with heavy cream. (This recipe is cut down from those, so see them for better scaling up.)

Serves 4.

Ingredients

Shortcake

Strawberries

Whipped Cream

Directions

  1. Mix the dry, non-topping shortcake ingredients.
  2. Preheat the oven to 425°.
  3. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter (not all the way to pea size).
  4. Stir or cut in the cream and vanilla.
  5. Press the dough together like pie dough.
  6. Roll out the dough to 1 inch thickness.
  7. Cut out with a cookie cutter.
  8. Put on greased or lined cookie sheet and brush with butter or cream.
  9. Optionally sprinkle with sanding sugar.
  10. Bake 15 minutes.
  11. While baking, prep strawberries.
  12. Whip cream. Add sugar and tartar mix slowly, while beating to desired perkiness. Optionally then beat in extract.

Variants

You can make dough with a food processor if you insist.

You can make individual biscuits (rolling out to half an inch) or splittable biscuits (rolling out to an inch).

I spotted one recipe that used milk instead of cream for the shortcake.