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Farmer’s Market Strawberry Shortcake with Fresh Whipped Cream

Celebrate strawberry season! Buttery, flaky shortcake biscuits, slightly sweetened strawberries, and homemade whipped cream – life doesn’t get much better.
Course Dessert
Servings 6
Author 2Teaspoons

Ingredients

Strawberry Topping

  • 1 pound of strawberries with stems removed and sliced
  • 2-4 tablespoons sugar to taste
  • the zest and juice of one lemon

Shortcakes

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • splash of milk
  • ½ teaspoons vanilla

Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Prepare strawberry topping: Stir together all ingredients for topping, cover, and let sit in fridge for at least 1 hour.
  2. Prepare shortcakes: Cut butter into ¼” cubes, wrap in plastic wrap and freeze for 20 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  4. In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Sprinkle flour mixture with frozen butter cubes. Cut butter into flour using a pastry cutter or two knives until mixture is crumbly. Whisk together yogurt, milk, and vanilla. Add yogurt-milk mixture to the flour-butter mixture. Stir until dough just starts to form, about 1 minute.
  5. Transfer dough to a clean countertop and kneed until sticky dough forms, about 2 minutes. Divide dough into 6 even pieces. Roll each into a ball, flattening slightly into a thick patty, about 1 inch thick.
  6. Arrange in a single layer on a cookie sheet and bake until tops are golden brown, about 20 minutes.
  7. Prepare whipped cream: Make sure the heavy cream and the bowl you’ll be whipping it in are very cold. Pour cream in bowl and using an electric mixer with a whisk attachment, whip cream on medium until soft peaks form, about 3 minutes. Add vanilla and sugar and continue to whip on medium until it looks like whipped cream, another 1-2 minute.
  8. Once the shortcakes have cooled slightly, cut in half like a sandwich roll. Cover bottom half of shortcake with your delicious strawberry mixture, replace the top half, and top with whipped cream.