Easy Homemade Strawberry Shortcake Delight











Looking for a sweet, homemade treat that screams summer and love in every bite? Try this Easy Homemade Strawberry Shortcake Delight, a perfect dessert for family gatherings or a cozy weekend treat. With ripe strawberries, fluffy biscuits, and whipped cream, it’s a classic favorite that's sure to please.


Step 1: Prepare Strawberries

Begin your journey to dessert heaven by rinsing and quartering 2 cups of fresh strawberries. For a hint of rustic charm, use a potato masher to gently crush the strawberries, leaving some bigger chunks for texture. Mix the strawberries with 1/2 cup of sugar in a bowl and let them macerate in the fridge. This simple step promises to infuse your shortcakes with the sweet, tangy essence of summer.
Pro Tip: Let the strawberries sit for at least 30 minutes for extra juiciness.

Step 2: Make the Shortcake Dough

As your strawberries are chilling, preheat your oven to a hot 450 degrees F. Whisk together 3 cups of all-purpose flour, 4 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a bowl. Add in 1 1/2 cups of heavy whipping cream and gently mix with a spatula or wooden spoon. Knead the mixture until smooth, divide into eight parts, and shape each into 3-inch rounds. The anticipation of fluffy, homemade shortcakes will start to build as your kitchen fills with the aroma of baking goodness.
Pro Tip: Avoid overworking the dough to keep the shortcakes tender.

Step 3: Bake and Assemble

Place your shortcake rounds on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for about 12 minutes, until they turn golden and your kitchen smells like a bakery. Allow them to cool for a cozy 15-20 minutes. In the meantime, whip the remaining 1 1/4 cups of heavy cream until soft peaks form, ready to crown your shortcakes with a creamy, luxurious touch. Split each biscuit in half and layer the bottom half with the sweet strawberry mixture. Add a generous dollop of whipped cream and cap it with the top half of the biscuit. Now, you're not just serving dessert; you're serving joy in every bite.
Pro Tip: Chill the bowl and beaters for the whipped cream for best results.