Cream Biscuit Strawberry Shortcake

It turns out that today, June 14, is National Strawberry Shortcake Day (who knew?). Far be it from me to let this opportunity to try the Cream Biscuit Strawberry Shortcake recipe I’ve been holding for months slip by.

No offense to those Twinkie-like yellow strawberry shortcake sponge shells they sell in the produce department at the grocery store…but why did I ever, ever, ever believe for a second that they were the way to do shortcake? This is the way to do shortcake: homemade cream biscuits. Tender, flaky and buttery with a sugar crust on top, they’re the perfect vessel to cradle a small pile of ripe, red strawberries and freshly whipped cream.

White Lily didn’t steer me wrong the last time I made their biscuits (remember the biscuit bakeoff?) and they were just as light and melt-in-your mouth this time around too. If you don’t have White Lily flour in your area – I picked up two more packages on my recent trip to Atlanta! – you can always use any other brand of self-rising flour in this recipe (I’ve noted the adjusted measurement).

Sweet, sweet strawberries

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  1. Mindy wrote:

    I started making cream shortcake biscuits when I was in France and have never looked back! I love the star shapes–my daughter would fall out of her chair in excitement if I made shaped shortcake! 🙂

    Posted 6.14.11 Reply
  2. Colleen wrote:

    Looks absolutely perfect! From the brown edges and crispy crust on the shortcake, to the strawberries glistening with sweet juice and the tiny crumbs of powdered sugar on the plate! I can practically taste it. Drool!

    Posted 6.14.11 Reply
    • Kathy wrote:

      Would love to make it for you sometime! 🙂

      Posted 6.14.11 Reply
  3. Simply love them – what a beautiful simple dessert! Yum 🙂

    Posted 6.14.11 Reply
  4. Okay, that does it. I need to find someone to bring me back some White Lily Flour! I’ve always wanted to try it.

    Posted 6.15.11 Reply
  5. Beautiful pictures! And those shortcakes look so light and flaky – delicious! 🙂

    Posted 6.15.11 Reply
  6. Chelsea wrote:

    Yum! This would be great for the 4th of July 🙂

    Posted 6.15.11 Reply
    • Kathy wrote:

      Especially if you add blueberries!

      Posted 6.15.11 Reply
  7. Wow those biscuts do look really flakey and delicious. I love the star shape–so cute!

    Posted 6.17.11 Reply
  8. Looks like a delicious dessert! Your pictures have me drooling.

    Posted 6.21.11 Reply
  9. Dan wrote:

    Ohhh. Strawberry season brings the most wonderful looking desserts!

    Posted 7.4.11 Reply