Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Strawberry Shortcakes

Several years ago I came across this recipe in a Taste of Home magazine and it has long since become my families favorite way to eat Strawberry Shortcakes. This week our local Market had  Strawberries on sale so I saw a golden opportunity I just could not pass up.

Chocolate Chip Strawberry Shortcakes

Fruit Topping

    3 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
    1/4 cup sugar

Shortcakes

    2 cups all-purpose flour
    2 tablespoons sugar
    3 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 cup heavy whipping cream or half and half ( just regular milk works as well)
    1/2 cup butter, melted
    1/2 cup miniature chocolate chip

Additional

    1 tablespoon sugar
    1 tablespoon butter, melted
    Whipped Cream or Cool Whip
Directions:

    - In a small bowl, combine the strawberries and 1/4 c sugar; cover and refrigerate until serving (this will create its own nice juices for serving).
    - In a large bowl, combine the flour, 2 tbsp sugar, baking powder and salt.
    - In a small bowl, combine the whipping cream and 1/2 c butter.
    - Stir the cream mixture into the flour mixture, just until a thick batter forms; then gently stir in the chocolate chips just till mixed.
    - Drop by 1/3 cupfuls onto a greased baking sheet ( I just use an ice cream scoop).
    - Brush tops with the 1 tbsp melted butter and sprinkle evenly with the extra 1 tbsp sugar.
    - Bake at 375F for 18-20 minutes or just until golden brown.
    - Remove to wire rack to cool completely.
    - Cut biscuits in half horizontally and spoon strawberries onto bottom half then top with whipped cream (if using) and replace shortcake tops.

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2 comments:

  1. Ooh, these look great. I'm going to try to make it to the u-pick strawberry patch in the next week and this will be a great recipe to use for all those strawberries.

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  2. Yummy! Love the ch.chip addition!

    Here's my recipe: http://ordinaryinspirations.blogspot.com/2011/03/rice-crispy-easter-eggs-to-make-with.html

    Love,
    Traci

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