Strawberry Shortcake a la Treebeard's

Recipe by PanNan
READY IN: 1hr 20mins




  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees; grease a cookie sheet.
  • 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.
  • Pour mixture into medium bowl.
  • With wooden spoon of paddle attachment on electric mixer, add milk and mix just until it forms a smooth dough.
  • Scoop dough onto cookie sheet in 6 equal mounds.
  • Dust top of shortcakes with remaining 2 teaspoons granulated sugar.
  • Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven; transfer to wire rack and cool.
  • To make Filling, in a medium bowl, mash one-half of berries.
  • Mix with granulated sugar and vanilla.
  • Refrigerate 1 hour.
  • To make Whipped Cream, in a chilled mixing bowl, beat cream with confectioners' sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla until it just holds soft peaks.
  • Add sour cream; beat until stiff peaks form.
  • Cut off tops of shortcakes; set aside.
  • Spoon Filling onto bottom of each shortcake.
  • Cover with Whipped Cream and remaining sliced strawberries; replace tops.
  • Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream, a strawberry half and a sprig of mint.