Individual Strawberry Shortcakes by Paula Deen

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 12 mins

Saw Paula make these on tv yesterday and it looked super good! These are considered a sweet biscuit because the tops are sprinkled with sugar before baking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, toss the strawberries and 1/4 cup sugar together.
  2. Set aside until time to serve.
  3. In the bowl of a food processor, pulse together flour, baking powder, salt and 3 tablespoons of sugar.
  4. Then pulse in the cold butter cubes until a coarse meal is formed.
  5. Turn the flour mixture out into a large mixing bowl and make a well in the center.
  6. Pour in 2/3 cup half-and-half and gently mix it in with a rubber spatula or fork - be careful not to over mix the dough or the biscuits will be tough.
  7. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and fold it over itself a couple of times until it just holds together.
  8. Pat the dough out to 3/4" thickness and cut out 8 round 3" biscuits.
  9. Transfer the biscuits to a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  10. Brush the tops of each biscuit with the remaining half and half and sprinkle each with 1 teaspoon sugar.
  11. Bake in a preheated 400° oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until the biscuits have risen and are a light golden brown.
  12. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.
  13. Split each biscuit, spoon some strawberries on the bottom piece, then whipped cream and top with the other biscuit half.
  14. Garnish with more strawberries.
Most Helpful

I am just now making this and found that the recipe seemed to need more flour; checked Paula Deen's recipe and sure enough, this recipe wants 2 cups of flour, not just 1.

Polly B. June 08, 2014

400 degrees F is the temperature to cook the biscuits at (You forgot to mention this and I had to search for the recipe on line) Otherwise they are very delicious and easy to make.

I_love2nurse in Canada July 05, 2009