Spring and Summer are here and my daughter is already asking for strawberry shortcake, her all time favorite dessert. With Memorial Day around the corner, Fourth Of July, Family gatherings, family reunions, friends getting together, whatever the event, you an be sure that Strawberry Shortcake on the Menu will be a sure fire winner! This is a great go-to dessert idea to use all summer long!
Use Mama’s easy recipe for Sweet Cream Biscuits or use if you have Mama’s Scone Mix hanging around, you can make a single batch of plain scones, then cut each scone in half and fill with Strawberries and Cream. The scones recipe is egg free. You can use the “flax eggs” for egg free if making the sweet cream biscuits. Both the Sweet Cream Biscuits Style and the Scone Style are sure to impress your family, friends, and guests. Change it up a bit and make Peaches and Cream, or use fresh Raspberries and Cream. These light and flavorful biscuits and scones also are perfect served with butter and jam during your summer brunches on the patio.
Sweet Cream Biscuits
Perfect for Strawberry Shortcake or Peaches and Cream or Raspberries and Cream
2 ¼ cups Mama’s Almond Blend Flour or Coconut Blend Flour
¼ cup sugar
1 Tbsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
1 tsp. xanthan gum
½ cup butter, or dairy free margarine, room temp.
1 cup heavy cream
2 large eggs
Extra GF flour for rolling out
Filling: Strawberries, Peaches, or Raspberries and Whip Cream
*** Egg Free Use Mama’s Flax Eggs
Simmer together 2 Tbsp. ground flax with 1/2 cup warm water for 5 minutes, or until thick. Set aside to cool.
***Dairy Free use coconut cream, mimic cream or just milk of your choice, dairy, rice, nut, soy. See our Dairy Free Guide: http://bit.ly/1n2Haq9
Directions: Preheat oven to 400°.
In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and xanthan gum. Mix well.
With a fork, work butter into flour mixture until the flour resembles coarse pea size pieces. Make a well in center of flour. In a liquid measuring cup measure whip cream. Crack eggs and add to whip cream. Lightly beat eggs into whip cream. Add cream and eggs all at once to flour mixture. Work flour into liquid ingredients until all flour is mixed in. Dough will be wet and sticky.
Generously flour pastry mat or counter. Spoon about 1/3 of dough onto floured surface. Sprinkle top of dough with flour. Gently roll dough to about ½ – ¾ inch thickness. Using a biscuit cutter cut out biscuits. If you don’t have a biscuit cutter you can use the rim of a round glass. Place on biscuits about 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake for 14-16 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown.
Allow biscuits to cool for 10-15 minutes. Slice in half and serve with whip cream and cut strawberries or peaches.
Yield: 12 biscuits
Homemade Whip Cream:
1 cup heavy whipping cream
3 Tbsp. powdered sugar or sugar
1 tsp. vanilla (optional)
Pour cream into mixing bowl. Using wire whisk attachment beat on high speed until light peaks being to form. Add sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks form.
Use Mama’s Scone Mix and make a batch of plain scones and they make perfect strawberry shortcakes too!
1 Batch of Mama’s Scone Mix.
Follow the instructions on the bag, omitting any extra ingredients. We want to make them plain. But before baking, do baste with cream and sprinkle the top with coarse raw sugar.
- 2 ¼ cups Mama’s Almond Blend Flour or Coconut Blend Flour
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 Tbsp. baking powder
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. xanthan gum
- ½ cup butter, or dairy free margarine, room temp.
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 large eggs
- Extra GF flour for rolling out