Your Daily Dish: Strawberry Shortcakes
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The Beatles released “She Loves You” on this day in 1963. From this song to “Strawberry Fields,” we celebrate The Fab Four and the UK Invasion with these mile-high Strawberry Shortcakes, scone-like, flaky and buttery biscuits hugging layers of vanilla whipped cream and Grand Marnier-infused strawberries.
2 cups flour
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 tbsp heavy cream
2 cups strawberries, hulled and chopped
1 tbsp Grand Marnier, optional
Vanilla Whipped Cream
1 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Icing sugar, for dusting
Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut the butter into the flour mixture with your fingers until it resembles coarse meal. Add cream and buttermilk, stirring until mixture comes together. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently a few times, just until dough comes together.
Roll dough out to approximately 3/4-inch thick. Using a 2-inch square or round cookie cutter, cut out 10-12 biscuits. Place on baking sheet and brush tops with 2 tbsp of cream. Bake 12 minutes or until tops are lightly browned.
In a small bowl, toss together chopped strawberries and Grand Marnier. Set aside.
For the whipped cream, place cream, icing sugar and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer. Using the whisk attachment, whip until soft peaks form.
To assemble, place each biscuit horizontally in half. Spoon strawberries on the bottom half, add a large spoon of whipped cream and place the other half of the biscuit on top. Dust with icing sugar and serve immediately.
Yield: 10-12 shortcakes
Here’s how you can ‘Come Together’ right now and whip up our own Beatlemania, a British Invasion right here on home turf.
Whether it’s cruising the aisles at the Dollar Store or experimenting at the stove, we believe that every day can be a holiday.