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Buttermilk Strawberry Shortcakes

Delicious homemade buttermilk strawberry shortcakes brings this favorite summer dessert to a whole new level of delight.  Easy to make and flexible, use it for the base of many fruit desserts, not just strawberries!

Buttermilk Strawberry shortcakes are moist, buttery and delicious.  Topped with strawberries and whipped cream these will be a new family favorite for this summer dessert treat. (or anytime of year)

Delicious homemade buttermilk strawberry shortcakes brings this favorite summer dessert to a whole new level of delight. Great for summer entertaining. Easy to make and flexible, use it for the base of many fruit desserts, not just strawberries! #summerentertaining #strawberries #desserts #buttermilk

Using buttermilk in this shortcake recipe keeps them moist and adds a bit of flavor to the biscuit like texture. They pair with berries of all kinds and the addition of real whipped cream makes this simple dessert seem decadent.

Most people have the majority of the ingredients in their pantry so you can whip this up when you need to come up with a quick dessert in a pinch.

The secret to keeping the shortcakes from getting tough is to lightly knead the dough after combining all the ingredients.  See how it is still a bit sticky..I just add fold it over itself with floured hands and gently work in a bit more flour from the surface beneath.

Buttermilk Strawberry Shortcake dough, Delicious homemade buttermilk strawberry shortcakes brings this favorite summer dessert to a whole new level of delight. Great for summer entertaining. Easy to make and flexible, use it for the base of many fruit desserts, not just strawberries! #summerentertaining #strawberries #desserts #buttermilk

Then pat it out to about 1/2 inch thick, don’t use a roller, there is no need. This dough easily pats out with just your hands.

I use the same soup can as my cutter as I do in my Homemade Biscuit recipe (it is worth saving too, they are fantastic)

Buttermilk Strawberry Shortcakes

Cut out as many shortcakes as you can get from this first round, then gently fold up the leftovers and re pat out to cut more. https://www.flowerpatchfarmhouse.com/delicious-buttermilk-biscuits/

Place them on a cookie sheet that is lined with parchment paper.

https://www.flowerpatchfarmhouse.com/delicious-buttermilk-biscuits/

They come out of the oven golden, flaky and ready to split open.  Love when that happens.

Buttermilk Strawberry Shortcakes

I wedge a fork into the natural split and get it ready for berries! (not all of the shortcakes split so perfectly but they are still easy to fork split in two)

Buttermilk Strawberry Shortcakes

Now add your favorite berries, mine happen to be strawberries and for a bit of contrast I included some blueberries here.

Buttermilk Strawberry Shortcakes, Delicious homemade buttermilk strawberry shortcakes brings this favorite summer dessert to a whole new level of delight. Great for summer entertaining. Easy to make and flexible, use it for the base of many fruit desserts, not just strawberries! #summerentertaining #strawberries #desserts #buttermilk

And yes, this tastes as good as it looks!

Yield: 7

Buttermilk Strawberry Shortcakes

Buttermilk Strawberry Shortcakes

Easy yet delicious, these buttermilk shortcakes will delight the entire family. Using buttermilk makes them moister and have that added flavor. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Cut butter into flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt until it resembles fine crumbs. Stir in buttermilk just until blended.  Dump dough out of bowl onto a floured surface. Knead about 5 times. Pat out to 1/2 inch thickness and cut with a cutter about 3 inches in diameter. Place about an inch apart on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  3. Bake until golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Split with fork fill with strawberries and top with whipped cream. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

7

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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carol bittner

Wednesday 1st of May 2019

I'm anxious to try your biscuits! Even the dough looks yummy!! Will be picking up some buttermilk on my next shopping trip. Thank you for sharing. Always love your gardening tips also.

sharon

Thursday 7th of June 2018

Pamela- I made these for dessert the other day. They are hands-down the best buttermilk shortcake biscuits I've ever made. Just enough sugar and so moist. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe. Sharon

Pamela

Thursday 7th of June 2018

thank you for letting me know. Doesn't the buttermilk just add the right flavor and moistness to these? And they are not heavy so they make a great dessert for summer gatherings. Or as one lady on Instagram said, great for afternoon tea. :)

rocky

Tuesday 5th of June 2018

had to laugh at your soup can cutter. never heard of this before. do you come from ancestory of pioneer women that worked their way through USA ? you have the makings of one. A very frugal good idea. What else does Pam do? Been making biscuits for quite awhile, and yes, the less handled the better the flake. I do not use sugar in my recipe. After all sometimes strawberries need a little honey to flavor the sweetness and also the moisture. Have you tried the berries over scones? pretty much the same except for the form of it.. Send us more of your 'pioneer' recipes, love to compare with m

Elizabeth Bender

Tuesday 5th of June 2018

Thank you Pamela - Have made most of your recipes. They never disappoint! As far as gardening goes ... do not do much of that, as we are constantly bombarded with deer. They seem to enjoy everything except boxwood, which we have plenty of. We live about an hour north of Manhattan. Also, have always loved folk art painting and, may I say, you are very talented in every sense.

Pamela

Tuesday 5th of June 2018

Thank you, I do know how frustrating it can be to garden when the deer make a muck of it. Thankfully though I live in forest they don't like it around here much because of the neighborhood dogs. I use different essential oil sprays (cinnamon and peppermint) that stink their mouths so they only nibble here and there then leave. I am just starting with some boxwood as a hedging and have high hopes for it helping to make things tidier and prettier in winter when things are rather dull in my garden. I do appreciate your kinds words. :)

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