Strawberry Shortcake Biscuits
 
 
Strawberry Shortcake Biscuits -- The perfect buttery and soft accompaniment to your strawberries. | thatwhichnourishes.com
Alison:
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  • 2 c. flour
  • 2½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¾ tsp. kosher salt
  • 6 T. butter
  • 3 T. sugar
  • ¾ c. milk or buttermilk
Here's how...
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Dump flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt into stand mixer bowl.
  3. Mix these dry ingredients well.
  4. Cut 6 Tbs. of cold butter into pieces and add it to the flour mixture. Use your mixer on low, or a pastry cutter to mix just until the butter is in pea-sized pieces.
  5. Turn the mixer on low and slowly pour in ¾ c. of milk or take it up a notch and use real buttermilk!!
  6. Mix JUST until the dough pulls together most of the way. Do not worry about the little crumbs at the bottom of the bowl.
  7. Pour the mixture onto a clean surface and gently pull this pile together and flatten it a bit. Then, flip it over one time and gently press it until it is about an inch thick. Do NOT feel the need to smooth it put or make it pretty. Just press it together just enough to cut some shapes out of it.
  8. Cut out the circles with a skinny glass or a biscuit cutter if you have one. I usually get about eight small biscuits or six bigger ones.
  9. Gently, place the biscuits onto a cookie sheet, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, and bake at 450 degrees for about twelve minutes (up to 15 minutes for bigger biscuits).
  10. Remove them when they are just golden on the top.
  11. While the biscuits are in the oven, wash and slice a quart or two of strawberries into a bowl. Depending on the sweetness of your berries, add ⅓-1/2 c. sugar and allow them to macerate. Give them a bit of a mash with a potato masher to create more juice to the texture of your liking.
  12. To assemble the shortcake, slice a warm biscuit in half and slather with butter. Place the bottom half in the bowl, cover with sweetened strawberries and juice, the top of the biscuit, and then ice cream or freshly whipped cream.
Recipe by That Which Nourishes at http://www.thatwhichnourishes.com/strawberry-shortcake-biscuits/