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strawberry shortcake


Strawberry shortcake makes a perfect father's day treat - strawberries are at the peak of their season, and even small kids can help make the shortcakes. I am a fan of flaky bisuits (as opposed to cake), probably because that is what I grew up with - it is one of my own father's favorite desserts. 



2 quarts strawberries, stemmed and hulled, cut into quarters or halves depending on size

1/4 cup sugar

2 tablespoons cointreau


Combine in a bowl, stir, and set aside for at least an hour before serving to release juices.



FOR THE BISCUITS (makes 6-8, I doubled the recipe in these photos)

1 3/4 cups flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 stick cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

3/4 cup buttermilk

1 tablespoon heavy cream


Preheat oven to 425°. Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt in a food processor and pulse to combine. Add butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse meal and the butter pieces are the size of small lentils. Transfer to a bowl and stir in buttermilk.  Sprinkle some of the remaining flour on a clean surface. Transfer dough to floured area and gather into a ball, gently kneading a few times. The dough will be very wet but that is ok. Press into a disk a little more than an inch thick, dusting top and bottom with a little more flour. Cut into rounds using a glass dipped in flour, or a 2 inch biscuit cutter. Place biscuits on a sheet pan lined with a silpat or parchment paper and brush tops with cream. Bake until golden brown, about 15-20 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool.


When ready to serve split shortcakes and spoon strawberries and their juices between the halves. Top with a dollop of freshly whipped cream and some more strawberries. 

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