A delicious and very elegant dessert, shortcake filled with sugared strawberries and topped with whipped cream (if you like).
I was going to make my shortcake out of Bisquick but decided at the last minute to make these. They are the best I've ever had! I heeded the advice of others and omitted the cream of tartar. I cut back baking powder to only 3 tsp. thought 4 tsp. was too much. I gently pulled mixture together after cutting in butter, with my hands in mixing bowl and instead of rolling and cutting, I formed into 12 gently formed balls. Flattened top just slightly and sprinkled with coarse sugar carefully cuz it tends to want to roll of the top. Just lightly pat into top so it stays put. They were great! Taste a little bit like shortbread. Very tender. I always use more sugar in my strawberries to create more of a juice. For the viewer that was wondering why theirs came out flat, check the expiration date on your baking powder, it is usually found on the bottom of the can. It doesn't stay fresh that long, so that might have been the problem. Hope this helps. Thanks Sara, this was delish! - 05 Jun 2003 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I WANTED TO MAKE A TRADITIONAL STACKED STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE FOR A CROWD! I searched for a nice cream biscuit recipe, and this was the one I used. I was able to successfully double the biscuit recipe and bake in a 9-x-13 pan. I kneaded the dough right in the bowl and then pressed into the 9-x-13 pan. I forked the raw dough in the pan before baking. It took my oven about 35- to 40-minutes to be done. I cooled it about 10 minutes in the pan and then turned out on a rack to cool. I sliced the biscuit in half horizontally using a serrated knice and flipped it over on a serving platter using a thin cookie sheet like a giant spatula. I then slathered the warm biscuit with butter and then layered the fresh strawberries with their juice that I had sliced up the night before with a little sugar and lemon juice on top followed by fresh whipped cream, the next buttered biscuit and then another layer of strawberries and cream. Let it sit overnight in the frig, and it was delicious. Presented the large cake for the crowd, and they loved it. It sliced nicely into tall squares--some fell over, but it tasted incredible. Thanks. - 27 Jun 2005 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
These were wonderful!! My modifications included, 1) reduced amount of cream of tarter to only 1/8tsp(a pinch) 2) used food processor to cut in the butter 3) used 2% milk instead of heavy cream 4) added in 1-2 tsp vanilla extract 5) sprinkled tops with sugar before baking. - 16 Jun 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)