Making meals for family is one of my greatest joys in life. I come from a long line of women who enjoy cooking, eating and sharing meals with family. Some of my best memories are around the dinner table. When the children were little, I read somewhere that a round table is the best for making conversation. So, we bought a huge round table and had dinner nightly as a family, just the five of us. There were no cell phones, no music, no TV, just a big round table and the five of us talking and eating and laughing. I am a home cook, not a chef. I prepare lots of food from scratch and use short cuts with mixes as well. I put together a little cookbook when my oldest got married and gave it to her at her shower. It’s a collection of secret family recipes and some quick tips. Here’s a recipe from that book.
This recipe is a little North meets South. I’ve had Strawberry Shortcake with sponge cake, layer cake and a straight up biscuit. I like this version the best. Don’t substitute the butter for margarine or the homemade whipped cream for the prepared stuff and if you can help it don’t use a different baking mix. Pioneer is the best for this in my opinion.
- 2 cups Pioneer Original or Buttermilk Biscuit & Baking Mix
- 2/3 cup Milk
- 1/3 cup Sugar
- 6 tsp. Butter
- 1 1/2 tbsp. Butter, melted
- 1 tbsp. Sugar
Fresh Strawberries mashed and sweetened with a little sugar.
Homemade whipped cream. (Heavy cream mixed with a little sugar whipped with a hand or stand mixer)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Line a baking sheet or cake pan with parchment paper.
- Combine Baking Mix, milk and 1/3 cup sugar just until blended.
- Turn dough onto a surface dusted with additional mix or flour. Roll dough to about 1/2-inch thickness.
- Cut 6 rounds with a small circle cutter and 6 with a slightly larger circle cutter. You can use cookie cutters or different sized coffee cups or glasses.
- Place larger rounds on prepared baking pan, top each round with a pat of butter and then top with smaller round.
- Brush tops with melted butter and sprinkle with granulated sugar.
- Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool.
- Place each biscuit on a serving plate.
- Break open and spoon a little prepared strawberries over bottom layer and then top with homemade whipped cream.
- Replace the top of the biscuit then layer with additional strawberries and top with the cream. Serve immediately.
Enjoy y'all and send me a pic of your creation!