I've included some pictures below as well as the modified recipe that I used to make my strawberry shortcake. I loved photographing the berries...they were absolutely gorgeous.
|The star of this dessert|
|The basic ingredients (except for milk, vanilla and whipped cream)|
|Freshly sliced and gorgeous|
|Tossed into a bowl|
|Here is a closer look|
|The sugar has been added|
|Tossed with sugar...the maceration begins (syrup)|
|Fat free whipped cream...oh yeah!|
|The dough is mixed and ready to become shortcakes|
|Shortcakes ready to go into the oven|
|Fresh out of the oven|
|Here, take a closer look...I sprinkled them with cinnamon sugar before baking|
|BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!|
This dessert just screams...Welcome Spring...
and...Bring on Summer!
4 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1/3 cup sugar
2-1/3 cups Bisquick mix
2/3 cup milk (I used fat free half-n-half instead of milk)
3 tablespoons sugar (I used slightly rounded tablespoons, not level)
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
Whipped cream, whipped topping or Reddi-wip (your preference)
Cinnamon sugar, optional (for sprinkling on top before baking)
This recipe makes 6 shortcakes. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
1. Mix strawberries with 1/3 cup sugar; set aside to macerate (the sugar will help release the juice from the strawberries and makes their own syrup). I cover and refrigerate them.
2. In a bowl, stir Bisquick mix, milk, 3 tablespoons sugar, butter, and vanilla and mix until a soft dough forms.
3. Divide the dough into 6 portions and drop by spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for approximately 10-12 minutes at 425 degrees until lightly golden brown. Optional: Sprinkle tops with sugar or cinnamon sugar before baking. Split the warm shortcakes in half; fill and top shortcakes with strawberries and whipped cream. Enjoy!
***P.S. If you want to see how tossing the sugar with the sliced strawberries (macerating them) looks, I've taken a picture below of how much juice has been released after a couple of hours. There is no need to add any additional liquid to create syrup, they create their own.
You've inspired me for Memorial Day! Thanks.
Great...hope you like it as much as we did!
Genius! I have a very complicated Martha Stewart recipe for strawberry shortcake that is of course delicious--but never gets made because it takes forever and calls for ingredients I don't normally have on hand. I see a whole lot more strawberry shortcake in my families future!!! ;)
Hi Rachel -- I think you would like this one too. What I realize is that there are plenty of recipes that make delicious food without spending all day in the kitchen. I hope you like it...although Martha Stewart is hard to beat! ;-)
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