Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Simple Strawberry Shortcake

Posted by -Soap Mom's Kitchen





I was so delighted with this June challenge. This happens to be my favorite summer dessert. In my opinion, I prefer a biscuit type cake rather than a soft spongy cake for my Strawberry Shortcake.  I used a soft tender cream scone that is to die for. I got this recipe from a very dear friend who happens to be from England, and they know their scones!  I used fresh strawberries with strawberry jam and a touch of water to make the luscious juice.   I finish it off with Chantilly Cream and it is delicious.  I love it and I have a new recipe for strawberry shortcake.   I hope you all give it a try this summer. 


I imagine you can also use blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and peaches! Just subsitute the appropriate jams to match the fruit. It is so simple!

Recipe

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Baking sheet lined with silpat or parchment
Make 6 scones

English Cream Scones
2 cups flour
1 T. baking powder
5 T. unsalted  cold butter
pinch salt
3 T. sugar
1 cup cold heavy cream

In a food processor use metal blade, process all the dry ingredients; add butter and continue to process, until a fine meal. Add cold cream slowly until a ball forms. Remove and shape into a round disk about an inch high. Flour your suface board and place dough on board and cut into six wedges. Refrigerate for half hour. Remove from fridge and place on sheet pan; bake for 10-15 minutes. Watch carefully you do not want to burn your scones.

Cool completely before slicing in half.

Strawberries:
2 cups sliced strawberries
1/3 cup strawberry jam
1/4 cup water

Mix all ingredients together and let marinate for 15 minutes.

Chantilly Cream
2 cups cold heavy cream
3 T. powder sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Whip until firm peaks form.

Assembly:
Slice cooled scone, layer strawberries and drizzle juices over biscuit. Pipe or spoon on Chantilly Cream, put scone top on top of cream. Sift powder sugar on scone and drizzle extra juices around scone for a decorative element. YUMMY!

by: Angela

4 comments:

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

ahhhhh...divine beauty....drooling pics

rena said...

These look delicious! I love the scones. Yum.

Sweet and Savory said...

Your's are beautiful. I made scones, this afternoon and can see how they would work well with whipped cream and fruit. I still have some and perhaps, I should whip up some cream. I have strawberries waiting. Thanks for the idea.

Joanne said...

These are gorgeous! I really want to try that chantilly cream.