Best Strawberry Shortcake

Best Strawberry Shortcake


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About this recipe: This shortcake recipe is a little like stuffing a plain scone with strawberries. Handle the dough as little as possible to ensure a light shortcake. Add a dollop of lightly whipped cream for the ultimate indulgence.


Serves: 12 

  • 375g plain flour
  • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 225g butter
  • 150ml double cream
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 500g fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 3 tablespoons caster sugar

Prep:25min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour, 4 tablespoons sugar, baking powder and cream of tartar. Cut in butter with pastry with two knives. Stir in cream and egg. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead 2 minutes. Press into a 1.25cm thick sheet. Cut into squares. Place on baking trays.
  3. Bake in preheated oven 20 minutes or until golden. Sprinkle 3 tablespoons sugar over sliced berries.
  4. Let shortcakes cool before splitting and filling with sugared berries.

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We loved this light scone-like cake, which isn't too sweet, and perfect as written with lots of juicy red strawberries! The cake soaks up the juice from the berries, and it's absolutely divine. - 25 May 2011

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