Classic Strawberry Shortcake

Happy Mothers Day! I hope everyone is out enjoying this beautiful weather and their moms 🙂 We surprised my mom with an iPad today and she was so happy!! Now she just needs to learn how to use it! Anyway, my family and I are getting together for a Mothers Day dinner tonight…which means Middlebury Pizza at my house! Lol..and all my grandma asked me for was some strawberry shortcake for mothers day! So, I decided instead of buying the biscuits why not try and make them! They smelled so good while they were baking and came out perfect! Didn’t stick to the pan like I was afraid they would! So here’s a delicious recipe for mothers day 🙂

Recipes adapted from: http://www.foodnetwork.com

Ingredients:
Strawberries-
1 1/2 lbs. strawberries, tops cut off, sliced
4 tablespoons sugar
Biscuits-
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
3 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
Whipped Cream-
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
3 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Directions:
Preheat your oven to 400.
Mix sliced strawberries with sugar in a bowl and cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes until juices start to form at the bottom of the bowl.
In a separate, large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar and mix well. Then add heavy cream and mix with a spoon until just combined.
Pour into a ungreased 8×8 pan.
(I know the mixture seems very sticky and your probably afraid it will stick to the pan but it won’t!! Dont spray it.)
*i used a dark 8×8 pan that I use for brownies.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned on the top.
Let cool for 10-15 minutes then invert onto a plate so that it is upside down.
Let it cool there until cool to the touch and then flip right side up onto a cutting board.
Cut into 6 pieces. (2 vertical lines, 2 horizontal lines).
Then, slice each piece in half through the middle with a serrated knife so you have a top and a bottom biscuit.
To make your whipped cream, beat heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla on high until soft peaks form.
To create your shortcakes, place one half of the biscuit on a plate, top with strawberries, whipped cream, and the juice from the strawberry mixture, then top with the second half of the biscuit. Add extra whipped cream, strawberries, and/or juice to the top if desired!

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