cups sliced fresh strawberries
cups Bisquick™ Original Pancake & Baking Mix
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
cup heavy whipping cream
1Heat oven to 425°F. In large bowl, mix strawberries and 1/4 cup sugar; set aside.
2In medium bowl, stir Bisquick™ mix, milk, 3 tablespoons sugar and the butter until soft dough forms. On ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by 6 spoonfuls.
3Bake 16 to 17 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, in small bowl, beat whipping cream with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form.
4Split warm shortcakes; fill and top with strawberries and whipped cream.
A “short” cake has a high ratio of butter to flour and sugar. Stir the dough just until the dry ingredients are moistened and a soft dough forms. The shortcakes shouldn’t stick to the pan, but you can use baking parchment or a silicone baking mat if you’d like.
Mixing sugar with the fruit, whether you stick with summer-favorite strawberries or play with juicy peaches and blueberries or raspberries and plum wedges, is a process called “macerating.” Macerating is similar to marinating, but it’s done with fruit—sometimes letting the fruit sit in flavored liquors, vinegars or syrups—or by sprinkling the fruit with sugar. The sugar draws the moisture out of the fruit, creating a fruity, sweet syrup.
The first step in making a successful whipped cream for this Bisquick™ Strawberry Shortcakes recipe is to refrigerate the bowl (a deep metal one works best) with the cream and the mixer beaters. The colder the cream, the faster it will whip up—but make sure you stop when it becomes stiff enough to form soft peaks.
Flavor the fruit or cream with 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon vanilla or 1 to 2 teaspoons orange liquor. When whipping the cream, be sure to add liquid when it starts to form soft peaks, or the cream might be too loose.
In a time crunch? Use canned whipped cream instead of making from scratch.
- Calories from Fat
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- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
1 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.