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    1 hr 20 mins

    1 hr

    20 mins

    PanNan's Note:

    This recipe was shared by Treebeard's Restaurant in Houston. It's not difficult to make, looks beautiful and tastes out of this world! Prep time includes chilling time.

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    Whipped Cream


    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 450 degrees; grease a cookie sheet.
    2. 2
      To make Shortcake, with knife blade attachment on food processor, process flour, baking powder, salt, brown sugar, butter and 2 teaspoons granulated sugar until mixture resembles coarse meal.
    3. 3
      Pour mixture into medium bowl.
    4. 4
      With wooden spoon of paddle attachment on electric mixer, add milk and mix just until it forms a smooth dough.
    5. 5
      Scoop dough onto cookie sheet in 6 equal mounds.
    6. 6
      Dust top of shortcakes with remaining 2 teaspoons granulated sugar.
    7. 7
      Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
    8. 8
      Remove from oven; transfer to wire rack and cool.
    9. 9
      To make Filling, in a medium bowl, mash one-half of berries.
    10. 10
      Mix with granulated sugar and vanilla.
    11. 11
      Refrigerate 1 hour.
    12. 12
      To make Whipped Cream, in a chilled mixing bowl, beat cream with confectioners' sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla until it just holds soft peaks.
    13. 13
      Add sour cream; beat until stiff peaks form.
    14. 14
      Cut off tops of shortcakes; set aside.
    15. 15
      Spoon Filling onto bottom of each shortcake.
    16. 16
      Cover with Whipped Cream and remaining sliced strawberries; replace tops.
    17. 17
      Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream, a strawberry half and a sprig of mint.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 28, 2003


      PanNan, this recipe was so much fun to make! Your directions were simple to follow and I had excellent results! From the shortcake to the whipped cream, every bite was a taste treat! This shortacke has a nice sweetness to it that other shortcakes seem to miss. The strawberry filling w/ the added vanilla extract was sensational! The whipping cream with the added, not only confectioner's sugar, but also sour cream was incredible! This is a dessert that would definitely be considered "Company Worthy" in my book! Thank you so much PanNan, for bringing this wonderful recipe to Zaar!

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    • on February 28, 2012

      This recipe is a winner! I only changed the method of preparation, not the ingredients. I put all the dry ingredients directly into my sifter, and sifted them once into the bowl to make the shortcakes lighter. I cut in the cold butter with a pastry blender (didn't want to drag out the heavy mixer) until the mixture resembled coarse meal. Then I added the milk and mixed the dough with a butter knife (this keeps you from over handling the dough). I followed the filling part of the recipe exactly and added canned whipped topping instead of the whipped cream in the recipe. They turned out delicious!

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    • on June 29, 2010


      These were awesome shortcakes! The only changes I made were to sub Greek yogurt for the sour cream and to use a little extra vanilla in the cakes and the whipped cream. I also cut the calories somewhat by subbing Splenda for all the granulated sugar. Keep an eye on these in the oven after 10 minutes; the bottoms brown much faster than the tops. I also thought this was a huge portion of shortcake. I also prefer my shortcake almost soggy with sauce so next time I will make 12 smaller cakes and more filling/ whipped cream. I also think subbing a strawberry balsamic reduction for the filling would be amazing.

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    Nutritional Facts for Strawberry Shortcake a la Treebeard's

    Serving Size: 1 (287 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 661.2
    Calories from Fat 303
    Total Fat 33.7 g
    Saturated Fat 20.7 g
    Cholesterol 104.2 mg
    Sodium 552.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 85.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.1 g
    Sugars 47.6 g
    Protein 7.1 g

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