HAPPY 4TH!!!! Behind the scenes Strawberry Shortcake
4 cups strawberries, sliced
¼ cup sugar, plus 2 tbsp
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
8 tbsp butter
¾ cup milk
sweetened whipped cream
Heat oven to 425°F. In large bowl, mix strawberries and 1/4 cup sugar; set aside.
In another large bowl combine flour, 2 tbsp remaining sugar, baking powder and salt together. Cut butter into mixture until it begins to look like cornmeal.
Make a well with flour mixture and slowly add milk into the middle. Knead dough with your fingers and add milk when necessary. Roll out dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll out to desired thickness. Cut with small biscuit cutter.
Transfer the biscuits to a lightly buttered baking sheet and bake for 10-12 min, or until golden brown.
Split warm shortcakes; fill and top with strawberries and whipped cream.
For a festive Fourth of July presentation, top with fresh blueberries! #merica #happy4th #cookwithus #modernsouschef