Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The World of Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry shortcake is a sure sign that summer is coming. We had our first of the season the other day at my in-laws' house, and now I'm completely hooked. Hubby came home with 2 big pints of beautiful strawberries the other day, and I knew I had to request his famous strawberry shortcake.

He doesn't like to flaunt it like I do (ha ha), but he is an amazing baker. This dish has wowed my parents, and several of our friends. And I still never knew the true recipe until tonight!! His family is definitely one for *secret recipes* - that I intend to chip away at over the years to come!

The shortcake is buttery and moist with a crispy sugared top. Delicate and tender, it absolutely melts in your mouth. Throw away your other recipes. This is The One!

Hubby's Famous Strawberry Shortcake

4 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups Bisquick
1/2 cup milk
5 tablespoons sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
4 tablespoons butter, melted
Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream

In a medium bowl, mix the sliced strawberries with the 1/4 cup sugar. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

In a separate bowl, mix the Bisquick, milk, 5 tablespoons sugar, and melted butter until a soft dough forms. Drop by 6 large spoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle the tops with extra sugar. Bake at 425 until golden brown - about 10-12 minutes.

Top the hot shortcakes with the strawberries, and garnish with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. We usually do plain fresh whipped cream, but mixed it up this time with the ice cream. Enjoy!


Joelen said...

I picked up a few lbs of strawberries at the store and now I'm craving this so bad! Looks awesome!

KMAYS said...

Growing up, we would eat strawberry shortcake for a light dinner on the hottest days. It was always a special treat!

Kerstin said...

I love strawberry shortcake - looks yummy! How cute your hubby is a baker too.

Anonymous said...

Yum. That looks delicious.


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