I love strawberries. Most of my families love strawberries. The only one that doesn’t is my sister who hates fruit. So when she went out of town I decided to try and make Strawberry Shortcake. This is my guide to a kid making Strawberry Shortcake.
This is a easy, fun to make recipe. Get a whole bunch of strawberries. Make sure and wash them and pick out the bad ones that are mushy with spots. Cut the green top off and slice them half. The big ones you can cut into more pieces.
My mom has a secret for strawberries. She adds brown sugar and some black pepper. The pepper is supposed to make it sweeter. I asked my dad and he found this web site that said black pepper helps strawberries taste like candy.
The really fun part is making the dough. I used a special tool to mash the butter and flour together. Then you roll it into a ball with your hands. Make sure to wash your hands a lot! Using a roller pin you roll it out into a flat dough. You want to cut the dough out into circles so I used a round drinking cup. I was able to make 10 dough pieces.
This is my guide to a 12-year old kid making Strawberry Shortcake
- 1 pound strawberries
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 4 cups flour
- 3 Tablespoons sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 5 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 sticks butter extra for brushing
- 1 pint heavy cream
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
Heat oven to 425 degrees.
Cut off top of strawberries and slice in half. Put in a bowl and add brown sugar and black pepper. Set aside.
In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Cut butter into chunks and fold into flour using pastry blender. Add 1 cup heavy cream and mix. Knead into a ball with your hands. Roll out dough on c lean surface until it is about ½ inch thick. Using a biscuit cutter, or 3 inch round object, cut into circles.
Place half the biscuits on a cookie sheet. Top with the remaining biscuits. Melt about 2 Tablespoons butter in microwave. Brush on top of top layer of biscuits. Bake for about 15 minutes until golden brown.
While cooking make whipped cream by mixing heavy cream with vanilla
Remove biscuits and separate. To bottom layer of biscuits add strawberries. Top with a top layer biscuit. Add more strawberries. Top with whipped cream and serve.