Saturday, June 14, 2008

Watkins Strawberry Shortcake Delight!



Ingredients
Serves 4–6
Strawberries
4 pints strawberries, sliced
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water Whipped Cream
1/2 cups heavy cream
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon Watkins vanilla

Biscuits

4 cups all-purpose flour
8 teaspoons Watkins baking powder
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons sugar
1 cup shortening*
1 1/3 cups cold buttermilk
*Use butter or vegetable shortening such as Crisco--Do not use margarine.
Directions

Strawberries

Place the sliced strawberries into a bowl with the sugar and water—Mix well.
Squish the berries gently with your hands—just enough to get the juices flowing.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours.
Remove 20 minutes before serving for best flavor.
Whipped Cream
Pour the cream into the bowl of your electric mixer and whip until it begins to thicken.
Add the sugar and vanilla, and continue whipping until soft peaks form and it is doubled in volume.
Biscuits
Sift the flour, baking powder, cream of tartar, salt, and sugar into a medium-sized bowl.
Cut the shortening into ½-inch pieces and add them to the flour mixture. Use a pastry cutter to “cut” the shortening into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. (Alternatively, you can do this with your hands, working the shortening into the flour with a pinching and tossing motion.)
Add the buttermilk and mix gently just until blended.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it gently two or three times so that it comes together into a cohesive mass. You can add a bit more flour if the mixture is very wet, but avoid overworking the dough.
Gently roll or pat the dough to a thickness of one inch. Use a 3 1/4 ” biscuit cutter to cut rounds.
Place the biscuits close together on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and brush with milk.
Bake in a 450-degree oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until puffed and golden. Cool to room temperature.

Assembly
Top your biscuits high with lots of berries, juice, and cream--
1. Cut the biscuit in half and place the bottom on a dessert plate.
2. Spoon on a generous helping of strawberries and juice. Top with cream--and a few more berries if you wish.
2. Add the biscuit top and repeat the process.
3. Serve immediately
ENJOY! This is a TREAT!

Preparation time: 45 minutes plus 2+ hours downtime.
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5 comments:

Inamorato said...

I'd like to order some strawberry shortcake please. Better make it a double order because I haven't had any in years.

Mississippi Songbird said...

It's a deal! lol

Tracy said...

oh wow, this is perfect for the fourth. I am going to make this!

Thanks for sharing.

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~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

YUMMY!