I’m a home cook who loves cooking from scratch, choosing the perfect, quality ingredients for my family. I love the expressions on the faces of friends and family members when a recipe goes great, and I don’t mind experimenting with different combinations and ingredients to find the best way to put something new together.
I also love classic, easy recipes that I know are going to come out right and that are going to wow friends and family members every time. This Bisquick Biscuits Strawberry Shortcake recipe is just such a recipe. Using simple, classic ingredients that typically stay in my pantry and fridge, I can throw together a stunning strawberry shortcake that’s perfect for a summer picnic or just a summer dessert. (You have dessert most summer nights, right?)
The kids get excited about this dessert recipe, clamoring to try “just a bite” the moment the biscuits come out of the oven: the bright color of the berries; the hint of sweetness in a familiar biscuit recipe; the creamy smoothness of homemade whipped cream. Who can blame them? This is easy comfort food: a familiar dish that’s sweet enough for the kids, but light enough that you don’t have to feel guilty about sneaking back into the kitchen for a second bowl. There’s something about whipped cream that always makes a recipe feel more decadent and if you don’t have a stand mixer or don’t want to take the time to make it yourself, you can always pick up premade whipped cream to top your strawberry shortcake.
Personally, I prefer making it myself: I get to control the sweetness, which means I can make it perfectly to complement the biscuit “shortcake,” and also, it mixes up so fast, why wouldn’t you go ahead and make it yourself?
When you’re looking for a light, satisfying dessert that has just the right amount of sweetness to top off a fantastic summer meal, this strawberry shortcake is sure to fit the bill. I love keeping this recipe in my back pocket for evenings when we have company unexpectedly or I’m struggling to get everything on the table in a hurry since it’s fast to make, but still plenty impressive.
- 1 quart strawberries, sliced
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 1/3 cups Original Bisquick mix
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mix the strawberries and sugar together and set aside while you’re working on the shortcake.
In another bowl, mix together Bisquick, milk, 3 tablespoons of sugar, and butter until a soft dough forms. It will probably be sticky! Place the dough in rounded piles. You should get about six biscuits. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until biscuits are golden brown.
While biscuits are baking, whip whipping cream and vanilla in a stand mixer until stiff peaks form. If you want a sweeter whipped cream, add 1 tbsp of honey to the mixture while beating.
Break biscuits open and top with strawberries and whipped cream. Best served warm.