Strawberry Shortcakes with Whipped Cream PLUS! Easy when cooking with kids

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How to Make Rich Shortcakes from a Biscuit Mix

3 cups Biscuit mix( you can buy this from Prepared Pantry or use  Bisquick Low Fat Mix)

2 large eggs

milk

1/3 cup sugar

  1. Measure the mix into a medium bowl.
  2. Add the eggs to a 2-cup measuring cup.  Add enough milk to make just over 3/4 cup of liquid.
  3. Add the sugar and whisk the liquids and sugar together.
  4. Make the biscuits per package directions.

With the extra sugar, the biscuits will brown a little quicker.  Turn the temperature down 25 degrees and watch the time.  They’ll usually come out a minute or two earlier than what the package says even with the temperature down.

To assemble your strawberry shortcakes, slice the strawberries into thin slices using a strawberry slicer and toss them with a little sugar.  Sprinkle just a little sugar over the prepared strawberries five minutes before serving.  If you put the sugar on to early, the sugar will draw the juices from the berries and make them soupy.

Split the shortcake open with a fork and add the sweetened strawberries.  Top with flavored whipped cream.

What You’ll Need

 

Choose a flavor for your whipped cream.

Don’t settle for vanilla whipped cream when it’s so easy to make flavored whipped cream.  Often it’s as simple as using another flavor.  Sometimes you’ll want to sweeten your whipped cream with brown sugar instead of granulated sugar.  If you are making lemon or orange whipped cream, add a little zest.  The zest adds flavor and the colored flecks are pretty. In most cases, we add a stabilizer to keep the whipped cream from melting as quickly.  Either meringue powder or cream cheese will work.  Add one or two tablespoons of meringue powder per batch. If you use cream cheese, beat the sugar and cream cheese together before adding the cream.  Two ounces of cream cheese will do.  Here are some sample recipes to get you started.

Butterscotch Whipped Cream

2 cups whipping cream

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon butterscotch flavor

Whip the cream to soft peaks.  Add the sugar and flavor and continue whipping.

Lemon Cloud Whipped Cream

2 cups whipping cream

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoons lemon flavor

1 teaspoon lemon zest

Whip the cream to soft peaks.  Add the sugar, flavor, and zest and continue whipping.

Caramel Whipped Cream

2 cups whipping cream

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon caramel flavor

Whip the cream to soft peaks.  Add the sugar and flavor and continue whipping.

Chocolate Whipped Cream

This makes a very nice whipped cream.  With this much dairy against the chocolate, it is very much like a milk chocolate. The cream cheese makes the whipped cream hold its shape longer.

2 ounces cream cheese softened

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon Madagascar vanilla

2 cups heavy whipping cream

3 tablespoons Ramstadt Breda Rich Dark Cocoa

Beat the cream cheese and sugar together to break down the cream cheese, soften it, and avoid lumps.  Then add the remaining ingredients and continue beating.

ALL of these recipes are so simple that children can add the ingredients, do the whipping, use the strawberry slicer and so on. WE LOVE doing this as a family! Here are our twins after a baking morning!Noah and Gabe having breakfast Dec 29 2012 Cropped_edited-1

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