Strawberry Pickin’ and Some Shortcake

Today was a beautiful day!  My children are out of school and we had no plans.  The princess looooves strawberries and has been asking to go strawberry picking.  The little prince is always up for a good hunt.  So we set off to our usual strawberry picking farm – Carrigan Farm.  We go there every spring to pick fresh, juicy strawberries right out of the field.  (We also go in the fall for a hayride and pumpkin picking.)


My son, hunting for only the best ones!


The princess was the official taste tester!

We had so many berries when we got home we knew we had to make something with them.  What is better than some fresh strawberry shortcake?!


Here is our quick and easy shortcake recipe:

Quick and Easy Strawberry Shortcake

1 quart (4 cups) strawberries, sliced

1/4 cup sugar

For biscuits:

2 1/3 cups Original Bisquick® mix

1/2 cup milk

3 tablespoons sugar

3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

For whipped cream:

1 cup whipping cream

1 tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.


Mix the strawberries and 1/4 cup sugar together.  Set aside.


Mix together the Bisquick, milk, sugar, butter and vanilla extract until a soft dough forms.  Drop the dough on a non-stick cookie sheet using a spoon.  You should get 8 biscuits.  You may have to squish the dough together because it is loose.  Put the biscuits in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.  The biscuits don’t have to be pretty!


Now, make your whipped cream.  Using a hand mixer, beat together the whipping cream, sugar and vanilla extract until it stands in peaks. 


Take your biscuits out of the oven and allow to cool slightly.  Then put a biscuit on a plate, scoop some strawberries over the top, then some whipped cream, then a few more strawberries and enjoy!!



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