Southern Style Strawberry Shortcakes

Southern Style Strawberry Shortcakes

Tiptree Recipes
Tiptree Recipes

Strawberry shortcake recipes change depending on whereabouts in America you are. If you are in the more northern states, they may be made with a vanilla pound cake but down south, they are traditionally made with buttermilk biscuits, which are my favourite. A lighter richer version of a scone, so perfect for national cream tea day.

Recipe written by James Hillery, former GBBO contestant.

Recipe serves 9

 

 

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Ingredients and Method

Ingredients

  • 260g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 115g chilled unsalted butter
  • 20g unsalted butter, melted to glaze
  • 180ml buttermilk
  • To serve:
  • Little Scarlet Strawberry Conserve
  • 1 punnet fresh strawberries
  • 1 pot clotted cream

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 220c Fan / 240c.
  2. In a large bowl place flour, baking powder and salt, stir to combine.
  3. Cut the butter into small cubes and add to the flour mix.
  4. Rub in the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  5. Add in the buttermilk and with a knife or spatula mix until it forms a rough dough.
  6. Using you hand, bring together into a ball and place on a well floured worksurface. The dough will be quite sticky.
  7. Sprinkle the top with flour and flatten to about 2cm.
  8. Using a 5 cm diameter cutter, dip the cutter into some flour and cut out the dough.
  9. Place the dough pieces, so that they are just touching, onto a baking sheet lined with baking parchment.
  10. Bake for about 10 minutes until they are well risen and golden on top.
  11. As they come out of the oven, brush with the melted butter.
  12. Allow to cool. Split in half and add jam, clotted cream and fresh strawberries to the bottom half. Pop the top on and add a small dollop of cream and a slice of fresh strawberry on top to decorate.
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