With summer here and Canada celebrating it’s 150th birthday, I’ve teamed up with Go Produce to share a super easy “red and white” summer dessert – Strawberry Shortcake! The biscuits take less than 15 minutes to bake and the strawberries are sweetened with just a hint of Canadian Maple Syrup. Serve these fresh out of the oven and you’ll be sure to have a definite crowd pleaser!
Recipe adapted from Lovely Little Kitchen
- 2-3 cups quartered strawberries
- 2 tablespoons Canadian Pure Maple Syrup
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 egg
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
- Add maple syrup to the strawberries and let them sit while you make your biscuits. They will become soft and juicy.
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
- Place 3/4 cup buttermilk into the freezer for 10 minutes so that it is very cold but not frozen. Melt the butter and allow it to cool slightly. Then add the butter to the buttermilk and stir so you have tiny clumps of butter in the buttermilk.
- Add the buttermilk, butter clumps and egg to the dry ingredients and stir together into a dough. Do not over mix, and you may decide to ditch the spoon and just use your hands.
- Pour the dough out onto a well floured surface, and pat it out to about 1 inch thick. Fold it into thirds (like a letter) and pat it out to 1 inch thick again. This will give your biscuits layers and help them rise up to be nice and fluffy.
- Cut the biscuits out with a 2 1/2 inch round cutter and place them on a baking sheet. Sprinkle the top generously with sparkling sugar.
- Bake for 11-14 minutes, or until the tops are just golden brown. While the biscuits are baking, you can make the whipped cream.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine heavy cream, sugar and vanilla and whip on low speed for 1-2 minutes. Then increase the speed and whip until soft peaks form. Do not over mix.
*Thank you Go Produce Inc. for sponsoring this post