I decided to create a tablescape featuring a classic strawberry shortcake as the dessert.
I used some red napkins as placemats, but I’m looking for more of these vintage strawberry placemats.
It is so easy to make strawberry shortcake. A shortcake is just a sweet biscuit, but you don’t even have to roll or cut them out. It only takes a little bit of time to make your own, and they are so much better than those spongecake things that they sell beside the strawberries in the grocery store. To make strawberry shortcake,
Next, preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
In a medium bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour, 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, and 4 tablespoons of sugar. I used real sugar here because I don’t like to bake with Splenda.
Using a pastry blender or a fork, cut 1/3 cup of butter into the flour until it looks like coarse crumbs.
All at once, add 1/2 cup cold milk and lemon extract to the flour mixture and stir until it is combined.
Using a large spoon, drop the mixture into 4 equal piles on an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake 12-15 minutes at 425 degrees.
While the shortcake is baking, whip some heavy cream and add 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar once whipped.
When the shortcake is done, split the biscuits, place a layer in the bottom of a dessert dish. Spoon some sliced berries over the biscuit, add the other part of the biscuit, and add whipped cream on top.
It was so good, and those strawberries that were in the tool box, they are now
Hopefully, I’ll have more strawberries to make more strawberry shortcake soon!
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