Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake


Photo credit: Taste of Homes

I have never made Strawberry Shortcake in my life. Recently this recipe was featured on the cover of Taste of Home Magazine. A fellow Field Editor A.J. Lively was the creator behind this amazing recipe. I was surprised at how easy this recipe was considering when I made this I had been planning a 4 course meal especially for my dad. I did change how ever the way I did the Strawberry topping. I made mine into a sauce more so.



The Shortcake

3 cups all-purpose flour

5 tablespoons sugar, divided

3 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup cold butter, cubed

1 cup buttermilk

2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Strawberry Sauce ( My version)

2 cups of either whole or sliced frozen or fresh Strawberries

3/4 cup sugar

1-2 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice or juice of 1 lemon.


1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream

2 tablespoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 400°.

For shortcake, whisk together flour, 4 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly. Add buttermilk; stir just until combined (do not overmix). Drop batter by 1/3 cupfuls 2 in. apart onto an ungreased baking sheet. Brush with 2 tablespoons heavy cream; sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon sugar. Bake 18-20 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.


For the strawberry topping in a sauce pan, place the strawberries, sugar and lemon juice in the pan and mix until blended together. Cook on a medium-high heat. Let it cook until the juices create a juice and let it bubble for 3-5 mins . Remove from heat and it will begin to thicken.

For topping, beat heavy whipping cream until it begins to thicken. Add sugar and vanilla; beat until soft peaks form. Chill in a the freezer until ready to serve. cut biscuits in half; top with strawberries and whipped cream.

For more of A.J. great recipes and tips feel free to visit her Facebook page ” The Lively Cook” at the link below.

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