Strawberry Basil Shortcakes Recipe – Love and Lemons

I really like strawberry shortcake a lot. As I’ve gotten older, a humorous factor has occurred the place I’ve turn out to be much less obsessive about chocolate desserts and extra in love fruity desserts – particularly if these fruits occur to be strawberries. I can get pleasure from chocolate cake carefully, however relating to strawberries, I would like all of them.

This recipe comes from my pal Gaby’s beautiful new cookbook What’s Gaby Cooking: On a regular basis California Meals. You possible already observe her weblog – if not, you need to! Whereas I used to be deciding which recipe to share from her ebook, I used to be torn between two of them – each made with strawberries. The primary was/is a delectable-looking breakfast flatbread with ricotta and strawberry basil jam, and the second – this basic strawberry shortcake. There are few taste combos that I really like greater than strawberries and basil, so I did a little bit of a mashup the place I selected the strawberry shortcake however added basil. Easy, basic, and a celebration of (quickly to be) summer time.

Strawberry Basil Shortcakes

Gaby makes enjoyable, informal, sunny California-inspired meals, which is all the things that I really like despite the fact that I dwell removed from the west coast. The ebook shouldn’t be fully vegetarian, however whether or not you want a strong recipe for brunch, weeknight dinners, or delectable meals for a gaggle, Gaby is your go-to lady. Another recipes in her ebook that I’ve my eye on are Black Rice with Roasted Mushroom Bowl (w/ avocado and salsa verde), Chocolate Coconut Granola (as a result of I typically do nonetheless crave chocolate!), Poblano Scallion Queso, and naturally that Breakfast Flatbread with Ricotta and Strawberry Basil Jam that I’ll be making for brunches all summer time lengthy.

Strawberry Basil Shortcakes

Strawberry Basil Shortcakes


  • 1 pound recent strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • three cups (375 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • three tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1½ tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup (1½ sticks) chilly, unsalted butter, reduce into small items
  • 1½ cups heavy cream
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ⅔ cup powdered sugar
  • seeds of 1 vanilla bean
  1. To make the strawberries: Mix the strawberries and sugar in a big bowl and toss to coat. Refrigerate for no less than 2 hours, or in a single day if time permits, till juicy.
  2. To make the biscuits: In a meals processor, mix the flour, lemon zest, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Pulse for 30 seconds, or till the substances are evenly mixed. Add the butter and pulse for 20 to 30 seconds, till the butter is reduce into pea-sized chunks. Add the cream and vanilla to the meals processor and course of for 30 seconds, or till you’ve gotten a dough. Take away the dough from the meals processor and divide it into 9 equal parts about three ounces every. Kind every portion of dough right into a biscuit about ¾ inch thick. Switch the biscuits to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and chill for 20 minutes within the fridge.
  3. Whereas the biscuits chill, preheat the oven to 400°F.
  4. Place the baking sheet within the oven and bake till the biscuits are medium golden brown, about 25 minutes. Take away from the oven and switch to a cooling rack to chill.
  5. To make the cream: Mix the cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla bean seeds in a big stand mixer and whip till medium stiff peaks kind.
  6. To assemble: Slice the biscuits in half. Prime the bottoms of every biscuit with a big spoonful of the strawberries. Place the highest half of the biscuit on prime of every and end with a big dollop of the cream. Serve instantly.




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