Rich Strawberry Shortcake

Serves: 6Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 35 minutesDifficulty: Medium


Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup plus 2 Tbsp. sugar, divided
  • 4 cups sliced strawberries
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • ⅔ cup light cream
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • 2 cups sweetened whipped cream

Directions

  • In a medium bowl, combine strawberries with ¼ cup sugar. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • In a large bowl, sift together the flour, remaining sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the butter and, using a pastry blender, cut in until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Combine the egg and cream in a small bowl and stir to combine. Add all at once to the flour mixture and stir only to moisten. Fold in almonds.
  • Turn out the dough onto a floured work surface. Knead gently for 1 minute. Pat or roll out the dough ½" thick. Using a floured 2½" round or fluted cutter, cut out 6 biscuits. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Remove to a rack to cool for about 3 minutes, then split horizontally into 2 layers. Top bottom layers with strawberry mixture and whipped cream. Place top layer over whipped cream. Serve warm.