Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
I got this out of a magazine and it is the best strawberry shortcake I've ever had.
- 1 1⁄4 cups unbleached flour
- 3⁄4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1⁄2 cup take control margarine (keep in freezer)
- 1⁄2 cup fat-free half-and-half, plus
- 1 -2 tablespoon fat-free half-and-half
- 2 cups strawberries, sliced
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5 cups sliced strawberries
- 10 tablespoons light whipped topping (about 2 cups)
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- In large food processor bowl, thoroughly combine flours, salt, baking powder, cream of tartar, and sugar.
- Add margarine in pieces and briefly pulse just until mixture is coarse and crumbly.
- Add the fat free half-and-half and briefly pulse just until blended (do not overmix).
- Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently 4 or so times.
- Pat dough until about 1/3- to 1/2-inch thick. Using a 2 1/2- to 3-inch round cutter, cut out biscuits and place them on a baking sheet coated with canola cooking spray.
- Bake until nicely brown, about 12-14 minutes. Let cool.
- Meanwhile, add 2 cups sliced strawberries, brown sugar, and vanilla to food processor and pulse until a strawberry puree is created (about 5 seconds).
- Split a biscuit in half and place both halves, cut side up, on a dessert plate. Drizzle about 1 tablespoon of the strawberry puree mixture over the top of each half. Top both halves with a total of 1/2 cup of strawberry slices and a dollop of light whipped cream.
Great! No way to mess this recipe up - substitute ingredients as you like. I made a gluten free dairy free version and a regular version. I like that the cake has very little sugar yet tastes sweet.
We went to the strawberry stand this week and came home and made this recipe ~ it was really yummy and hit the spot! I used regular half and half instead of fat free and butter instead of margarine but otherwise made as posted. It was easy to make and easy to eat. Thanks for posting such a good, spring-y recipe. Made for Pick~A~Chef, Spring 2008.