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Buttermilk Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
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Buttermilk Strawberry Shortcake
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Buttermilk Strawberry Shortcake

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"A light biscuit topped with delicious strawberries."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    1 hr 5 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, 1/3 cup white sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl.
  4. Cut in cold butter with a knife or pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. (If desired, place flour mixture into the work bowl of a food processor with the butter; pulse several times to cut butter into the flour mixture. Transfer mixture to a mixing bowl, and proceed.)
  5. Stir in buttermilk until the flour mixture is moistened.
  6. Drop 1/3-cup scoops of the dough 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Brush biscuits with heavy cream and sprinkle generously with turbinado sugar.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.
  9. Mix together the sliced strawberries, 1/4 cup white sugar, and lemon juice in a large bowl. Allow berries to rest until juices develop, about 30 minutes.
  10. Serve the strawberries with juice over the biscuits.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 19, 2012

What a simple, easy, and delicious dessert! I had some buttermilk I had to use up and this was just perfect. For the shortcakes, I froze the butter and grated it which is much easier. After dropping these onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and did an egg wash (one egg well beaten with 1 Tbsp. of water) and then topped it off with the turbinado sugar which provided a nice little crunch. These baked up beautifully and tasted wonderful. I served them with "Easy Whipped Cream" from this site. This recipe is a definite keeper!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 07, 2014

Tasted like biscuits.

May 22, 2012

Great simple, easy and delicious recipe. I sliced some of the strawberries ahead of time in order for the juice to form. The only ingredient change I made was to sprinkle with light brown sugar instead of turbinado. A word of caution, watch the baking time. While the recipe does not require whipped cream, I did add it on the side. Going in my favorite recipe file. Thanks Emmie4life for sharing your recipe here on Allrecipes.

Mar 13, 2012

We really enjoyed this. Cut the recipe in half for 6 servings and it worked out great. Tender, moist shortcakes with a pleasant crunch from the sanding sugar (did not have turbinado sugar). I will watch the baking time a little closer next time. Delicious at 15 minutes but I will pull them at 13 - 14 min when we have these again. I would also suggest making these close to serving time. The leftovers were not nearly as tender the next day. I am always looking for super fast, easy recipes that taste and present like you have spent more time preparing and this is a great example. Looking forward to trying all types of fresh fruit this spring and summer with this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

Apr 27, 2012

Fantastic! These are light, wonderful shortcake biscuits. The only changes I made to the recipe was to decrease the baking powder to 3 teaspoons and I used white sugar on top of the biscuits because I did not have turbinado sugar. Just ate one with my strawberries and these are delicious! A must keep recipe!

May 04, 2012

Amazing. This was a perfect way to end a good meal. Make sure you use unsalted butter or omit the salt. Also if you don't have buttermilk add 1 teaspoon of vinegar to the milk. Let stand for 5 minutes before using. This is a keeper!

May 29, 2012

very nice biscuit, shortcake recipe. I will not have enough strawberries for the number of biscuits (my own fault) so I added some homemade applesauce to the strawberries to stretch them out a little. No need for extra sugar this way and it is very tasty. I used a large ice cream scoop to scoop these into a mega muffin tin, the butter melted down the sides, collecting in the bottom, causing the whole outside to have a crunchy texture. Very good. I made a second batch subbing 1/2 sour cream, 1/2 plain yogurt for the buttermilk and added some sharp cheese. New Fav biscuit recipe.

Jun 22, 2013

I've always had strawberry shortcake made with pound cake, sponge cake or angel food cake - never with this sweet biscuit/scone like "cake." In addition to the turbinado sugar I gave them a good sprinkle of cinnamon sugar. Nice recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 322 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 47.6 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 13.2 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 3.1 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 4.8 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 585 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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