July 23, 2024

Sunkissed Strawberry Shortcake: Summer Dessert Love



Sunkissed Strawberry Shortcake: Summer Dessert Love

Picture this: a warm summer afternoon, the sun casting a golden hue over a lush garden. The air is filled with the sweet scent of ripened strawberries, and you’re craving a delightful dessert that embodies the essence of summer. That’s where our Sunkissed Strawberry Shortcake comes in. This recipe is not just a dessert; it’s a love letter to the season itself.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup of unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Hull and slice the fresh strawberries. Sprinkle them with half of the granulated sugar and let them macerate for 30 minutes, allowing their juices to meld.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, the remaining sugar, baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Add the cold, cubed butter and mix until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Pour in the heavy cream and vanilla extract. Stir until just combined, being careful not to overmix.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and gently knead it a few times. Roll it out to about 1-inch thickness and cut out shortcakes using a round cutter.
  5. Bake the shortcakes in a preheated oven at 425°F (220°C) for 12-15 minutes or until they’re golden brown.
  6. To assemble, split the shortcakes in half, spoon some macerated strawberries over the bottom half, and top with whipped cream. Place the other half of the shortcake on top and garnish with more strawberries and a dollop of cream.

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Our Sunkissed Strawberry Shortcake is a symphony of summer flavors, with sweet, juicy strawberries harmonizing with tender shortcakes and billows of whipped cream. It’s a dessert that captures the essence of a sun-kissed day.

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 320, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 50mg, Sodium: 220mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 18g

Imagine yourself savoring each bite of this dessert, the strawberries bursting with flavor, and the shortcake melting in your mouth. It’s a taste of summer love that you’ll want to share with friends and family at every sun-kissed gathering. So, go ahead, make this Sunkissed Strawberry Shortcake, and let the flavors of summer dance on your taste buds. It’s a dessert made with love for those warm, sunny days.