Giant Strawberry Shortcake

Total Time
30mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

My mom made this all the time when I was little. It is one of those comfort desserts that you always feel good about eating.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Blend flour, 3 tbsp of the sugar, salt, baking powder, and, butter until the mixture resembles a coarse meal.
  3. Add the cream and milk, and mix to form a soft dough.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll to a 1/2 inch thickness.
  5. Form dough into 7 inch diameter circle.
  6. Place round on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 12-20 minutes, until cake springs back.
  7. Remove shortcake and place on wire rack to cool.
  8. Place the strawberries in a large bowl with the rest of the sugar and let sit for up to 2 hours until a juicy syrup forms in the bowl.
  9. Slice the shortcake in half horizontally, and place the bottom half on a plate.
  10. Spread a generous portion of whipped cream on the bottom half, and then spoon some strawberries and juice on top of that.
  11. Place the other half on top of the strawberries and spread more whipped cream and strawberries on top.
  12. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top (if desired).

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