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Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake with Homemade Shortcake Biscuits

A classic childhood dessert all grown up with sweet short cake biscuits, ice cream, cream and plenty of berries.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Author: Angela Roberts


  • shortcake biscuits see recipe below
  • 2 quarts of strawberries washed, trimmed, sliced
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar depending on how sweet strawberries are
  • whipped cream
  • 2 cups soft wheat flour can use all purpose flour if necessary
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons ice cold butter cut into cubes
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon confectioner's sugar


  • Mix all dry ingredients together.
  • Cut butter into flour until you have consistency of course crumbs
  • Add in heavy cream, stir until you have a biscuit dough.
  • You may need to flour your hands to form into a dough to roll and cut.
  • A small biscuit cutter will make 18 biscuits.
  • A medium biscuit cutter will make 10-12.
  • Place them on a baking sheet, touching. You can bake them in a cast iron pan. I used a baking stone.
  • Bake at 450 for 13-18 minutes depending on your oven and how large the biscuits are.
  • Whip heavy cream with confectioner's sugar until stiff.
  • Strawberries should sit in water and sugar for at least an hour.
  • Cut biscuits in half, and layer strawberries also using some of the liquid, which soaks into the biscuits.
  • Top with fresh whipped cream.