Delicious Strawberry Shortcakes with feather-light and slightly lemony little biscuit cakes piled high with homemade whipped cream and farm-fresh strawberries.  Oh. my.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2/3 cups cold butter (chopped into small cubes)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cups milk
  • zest of 1 lemon

Directions

 
 

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Combine dry ingredients. Cut in butter until completely incorporated and mixture looks like small crumbs. Set mixture aside.

 
  Add eggs to a separate bowl and whisk. Add milk and lemon and whisk once more. Pour into the bowl of dry ingredients and stir, just until moistened.
 
6a010534adb750970b0133f22c5379970b-450wi Dump dough out onto a heavily floured surface and gently work into a rectangle, 1" thick. (This will be messy, but be patient and it will come together). Using a biscuit cutter, cut into individual biscuits. Place biscuits on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until puffed and golden brown.
 
6a010534adb750970b01348552220e970c-450wi The center of the biscuits will appear slightly separated.
 
6a010534adb750970b0134855225ab970c-450wi And once they're cooled, you can easily split them apart.
 
 

Layer shortcakes with homemade whipped cream and strawberries. (If they're tiny berries like mine were, you can leave them whole. If they're large berries, slice before serving.)

And for a final sweet touch, dust with powdered sugar.

(This recipe makes about 12-13 standard-size biscuit shortcakes).

 

 

MEET SERENA!

Stay-at-home mom, Serena Thompson, dreamed of creating a fun and happy little event to sell her vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, she and some friends held the first event in her neighbor’s barn. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today the event fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces filled with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best vintage & handmade fair in the country. Serena describes it as the happiest on earth.

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