Simple Strawberry Shortcake

12 Biscuits
42 min

Every Fathers Day my hubby requests Strawberry Shortcake. Because in Michigan they are in season right now. I have always struggled with the shortcake part of that. I have tried many recipes for biscuits and this recipe is what I have come up with that works for me and that the hubby approves of, after all it is Fathers day I should make something he likes. these biscuits are a little crisp on the outside and tender on the inside and when you put the macerated strawberries on top with fresh whipped cream its a dream. You can also use a tub of whipping cream too but I like to make it extra special for him.

I was so excited these biscuits turned out flaky and high and soft.

First I sifted the dry ingredients together.

Then added the butter and the shortening. Use your hands or a pastry blender to get it to look like little balls mixed in, like peas. And then add your buttermilk, this is where I use my hands and just mix it all together until it forms a dry ball.

Put some extra flour on your board and either pat or roll out your dough to a rectangle. Then I fold the sides to the middle and then the top and bottom to the middle. I do this three different times, patting it out into a rectangle each time and then folding again. This helps make them wonderful pockets of flakiness.

I used a 2 1/2' biscuit cutter and put them on a parchment lined baking pan and put them in the refrigerator for about an hour. I feel this gets the butter cold again and makes them flakier too.

While the unbaked biscuits are in the refrigerator cut up your strawberries. I put some in the processer and just leave some cut in half. then add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of sugar to the strawberries and refrigerate.

I baked my biscuits in a buttered cast iron pan just touching each other.

After the biscuits are out I cut them in half and add some strawberry mixture and whipped cream. Yum!

Simple Strawberry Shortcake
Recipe details
  • 12  Biscuits
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes Cook time: 12 Minutes Total time: 42 min
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Biscuit Dough
  • 2 c Flour
  • 4 t Baking Powder
  • 1/4 t Baking Soda
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 3/4 c Buttermilk
  • 1/4 c Cold Butter
  • 2 T Shortening
Strawberry Sauce
  • 1 1/2 Quarts Strawberries
  • 1/4 to 1/2 c Sugar
For the Biscuits
Sift your dry ingredients together.
Add in your butter and shortening mix together until pea sized.
Add in the buttermilk and form a dry ball.
Start layering your dough.
Then cut out the biscuits and put in refrigerator for a 1/2 hour.
Bake on 425 degrees for approximately 12 minutes.
Crush or halve your strawberries.
Add your sugar and stir gently to combine.
  • If you do not have buttermilk you can use whole milk and add a tablespoon of vinegar to the milk and wait five minutes.
  • Deb Deb on Jun 26, 2021

    Please advise me, in step 4. you say to start layering. I'm not understanding what I should be doing. Thank you. Debra

    • Hi Deb, I explain it in the instructions before the recipe. Roll or pat into a rectangle, then fold sides in, then top and bottom fold in. Like an envelope. Pat into a rectangle again and repeat. This gives you the flaky layers. Hope this helps. And thank you so much!!!