Thursday, July 22, 2010

Strawberry Shortcake: My Favorite Recipe

When these biscuits come out of the oven, the happiness in my house is palpable.  Everyone loves strawberry shortcake.  Can you think of a better summer treat? It's always good, whether you use the spongy store-bought cakes or an elaborate from-scratch family recipe, but I think the latter are best.   My recipe?  Not so from-scratch, but very, very tasty...I use the one from the Bisquick box (!) with one small addition. 

 Here's their recipe for delicious strawberry shortcake biscuits:
2 1/3 c Bisquick baking mix
3 T butter, melted
1/2 c milk
3 T sugar

Pre-heat the oven to 425*.  Stir all ingredients together until a soft dough forms.  Use a large spoon to drop biscuits onto a greased baking sheet (usually can get 6, depending on how big you want them to be).  Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned.

**My addition:  Before I put these into the oven, I sprinkle them with a little bit of a cinnamon-sugar mixture that adds just a touch of sweetness.

You'll also need, of course, some sliced strawberries, soaked in a healthy amount of sugar,  whipped cream, and vanilla ice cream.

For a delicious end to any meal, begin by slicing the biscuit in half.  Top the bottom half with strawberries, ice cream, then cool whip in that order.  Place the top half of the biscuit onto the whipped cream.  Add a bit more whipped cream and a top it all off with a few more sweetened strawberries.

Come back for seconds!

photo credits:  ozmafan and karindalziel.


SELK said...

Yummmmmmmmy! Strawberry season is finished here, but I think I'll try this recipe with fresh, sweet, juicy peaches!

Heather said...

Looks delicious!