Sunday, August 22, 2010

Cheaters Strawberry Shortcake

This is the strawberry shortcake I grew up with and it is the "cheaters" version as it is on the box of Bisquick mix but it turns out great everytime! Easy to transport as you would only need to have the strawberries, biscuits, and cool whip in separate containers and the recipients could assemble easily for a tasty after dinner treat. If you really want to make them from scratch or you don't have Bisquick on hand I included a recipe from

Serves 6

  • 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/3 sups Bisquick mix
  • 2/3 c milk
  • 3 TB sugar
  • 3 TB butter. melted
  • 1 container whipped cream

1. MIX: strawberries and 1/2 cup sugar, set aside. Heat oven to 425 degrees F.

2. STIR: Bisquick mix, milk, 3 TB sugar and then butter until soft dough forms. Drop by 6 spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.
(I rolled and cut mine out this time but I think I like the drop method better- lighter biscuit)
3. BAKE: 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Split warm shortcakes; fill and top with strawberries and whipped cream. Serve.


Shortcake recipe from scratch:
  • 2 cups of flour, sifted
  • 3/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 cup of Crisco
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 quart of fresh strawberries, crushed & sweetened
  1. Sift dry ingredients and cut in Crisco.
  2. Add milk, mixing to soft dough. Knead.
  3. Roll 3/4 inch thick.
  4. Cut with 3 inch biscuit cutter and place on baking sheet greased with Crisco.
  5. Bake at 450ºF. for 12 minutes.
  6. Split biscuits and put berries between.
  7. Top with whipped cream and whole berry. Serves 6.

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