Strawberry Shortcakes

Go Bold With Butter

Tender buttery shortcakes pair perfectly with sweet macerated strawberries and light, fluffy whipped cream. Real butter is a must to create a beautifully layered, flaky shortcake with a golden brown top and buttery rich flavor.
45 min Prep Time
25 min Cook Time
  • Prep Time: 45 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min

Ingredients

  • Shortcakes

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, chilled and cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • PLUS: Extra heavy cream and sugar to brush on dough before baking
  • Macerated Strawberries

  • 1-pound strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Instructions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2

Whisk flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large bowl.

Step 3

Toss butter with dry ingredients until coated. Cut butter into dry ingredients by pinching and rubbing it between your fingers until size of small peas.

Step 4

Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Pour in heavy cream. Gently stir in with a rubber spatula until shaggy dough forms. Dump dough on a lightly floured surface and knead one or two times to incorporate. Do not overhandle.

Step 5

Roughly pat dough to a 6x6-inch square, about 1-inch thick. Cut into 4 squares. Stack squares on top of one another and press down, flattening back to a square. Roughly pat dough to a 7½x5-inch rectangle, about 1-inch thick.

Step 6

Cut rectangle into 6 equal squares. Transfer squares to prepared baking sheet. Brush with cream and sprinkle with sugar. Place in freezer for 10 minutes prior to baking to ensure butter is chilled.

Step 7

Bake shortcakes until golden brown all over, 20–25 minutes. Let cool before serving.

Step 8

While shortcakes cool, prepare the strawberries. Combine strawberries, sugar and lemon juice in a large bowl. Mix well. Let sit at room temperature.

Step 9

To serve, split shortcakes in half and top with macerated strawberries and fresh whipped cream.