One thing I love about summer is getting to enjoy those delectable, juicy strawberries when they are at their delicious peak. It also means it’s strawberry shortcake time. These shortcakes are made from homemade biscuits with macerated strawberries piled on top with a sprinkling of powdered sugar and whipped cream. I know the picture isn’t pretty perfect….we’ll call it a bit rustic…but the taste is simply delightful.
Now that strawberry season and summer is nearing its end, I can still enjoy some of those delicious berries even longer because I have some tucked away in the freezer. If you happen to come across a nice bounty of strawberries it’s not too late to save some as well.
Freezing them is quite easy. Just give them a nice rinse (don’t soak them or it can cause the berries to lose some of their flavor) and dry them off completely. Hull them and place them on a baking sheet with some space between them.
Freeze over night or at least until they are firm. Place them in a freezer bag. They will last up to one year.
So now that you’ve got those wonderful berries, here is how you can make your own Biscuit Strawberry Shortcake even during the colder seasons.
Here’s what you need:
*2 cups strawberries; if you prefer them smaller quarter them
*2 TBS granulated sugar or more to taste + 2TBS if adding to the biscuit recipe
*Your favorite Biscuit recipe; I used my Buttermilk Biscuit recipe.
*Note*you want them with a touch of sweetness add 2 TBS of sugar to the dry ingredients. I sometimes prefer the biscuits for this without the sugar because the macerated strawberries are sweet along with the powdered sugar and whipped cream.
Place the strawberries in a bowl ( if using frozen strawberries, thaw first) and add the sugar. Mix together and add more sugar if you prefer. Cover.
Place in the refrigerator for 45 minutes are over night.
Prepare the biscuits and cool.
Split the biscuit in half horizontally and top with some of the strawberries with their juices. Sprinkle some the powdered sugar over the strawberries.
Top with whipped cream.
Place the other half of the biscuit gently over the whipped cream and top with more whipped cream.
Spoon some of the strawberry juice over the top if desired.
Serve and Enjoy!
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