Traditional New England Strawberry Shortcake-Recipe

There are three basic ingredients needed for Strawberry Shortcakes

  1. Base (cake, biscuit, shortcake)
  2. Strawberries
  3. Cream for topping (ice cream, milk, whipped topping, Cool Whip)

I’m listing the easiest, tastiest version of Strawberry Shortcake I know…the one I grew up eating straight out of New England. In New England we use biscuits, sugared berries, and Homemade Whipped Cream.

Easy Peasy.

Ingredients:

2 quarts of fresh strawberries (or frozen berries, thawed)

1/4-1/2 cup white sugar

1 large biscuit (homemade or bought) per person

Homemade Whipped Cream

To Do: 

  1. Remove stem from strawberries, wash berries and pat dry.
  2. Place strawberries in large mixing bowl.
  3. Add 1/4 cup sugar.
  4. Using potato masher or hand-held dough/pastry blender crush berry mixture, leaving small chunks of berries.
  5. Taste for sweetness, adding 1/4 sugar if desired. Mix well.

Building the Shortcake

  1.  Cut biscuit in half lengthwise.
  2. Place 1/2 of the biscuit on a plate.
  3. Layer with a whole lotta strawberries.
  4. Add second half of biscuit.
  5. Load with more strawberries.
  6. Top with Homemade Whipped Cream.
  7. Eat.The calories won’t count.

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