- 6 cups sliced fresh strawberries
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 5 tablespoons sugar, divided
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
- 1-1/4 cups buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
- 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Combine strawberries with sugar and vanilla; mash slightly. Let stand at least 30 minutes, tossing occasionally.
- Preheat oven to 400°. For shortcake, whisk together flour, 4 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly. Add buttermilk; stir just until combined (do not overmix). Drop batter by 1/3 cupfuls 2 in. apart onto an ungreased baking sheet. Brush with 2 tablespoons heavy cream; sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon sugar. Bake 18-20 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
- For topping, beat heavy whipping cream until it begins to thicken. Add sugar and vanilla; beat until soft peaks form. To serve, cut biscuits in half; top with strawberries and whipped cream. Yield: 8 servings.
Reviews forGrandma's Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake
"This is just as good as I remember having as a kid. Perfect, flaky biscuits and the addition of vanilla to the strawberries gives the strawberries more depth of flavor. I used the basic recipe a second time only used white peaches. The biscuits are delicious and the addition of vanilla to the peaches was tasty. Definitely a recipe I will share and make again. It's a keeper."
"Not-too-sweet from-scratch biscuit, and the vanilla added to the strawberries puts it over the top! I used raw sugar to sprinkle the tops of the shortcakes."
"The biscuits smelled heavenly as they baked in the oven. I did not have buttermilk on hand so I had to add lemon juice to the milk. I needed to add a couple tablespoons more of the milk for the dough to come together. Otherwise a FANTASTIC delicious old-fashioned dessert!"
"Pile it high with strawberries and whipped cream and this is delicious! I cut this recipe in half for my small family, and it was enough. I did have to add a tad bit more buttermilk to the dough so it would come together."
"Oh so heavenly!"
"Made it exactly as written. My husband said "don't lose that recipe". It was really good. Shortcut biscuits were just like my grandma made too."
"This recipe is just like the one my mom used to make! It was very tasty, and my family enjoyed it. I might add a tad more sugar or spice to the biscuit batter next time for a little more flavor. But the biscuits were delicious with the whipped cream and strawberries."