Sunday, May 4, 2008

anyone save room for dessert?

Fresh Strawberry Shortcake with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream


  • 4 cups sliced, fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar

For the shortcake:

  • 2 1/3 cups Bisquick
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • fresh nutmeg

For the whipped cream:

  • 8 oz heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

Preheat oven to 450°. Mix strawberries with 1/2 cup sugar. Set aside. Follow directions on the Bisquick box for the shortcake, mixing all ingredients until a soft dough forms. Drop by spoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet. Box says 6 shortcake but they're HUGE! You could easily get twice that many out of one recipe.

Whip the cream in a chilled bowl at high speed until stiff. Add the sugar and vanilla paste and mix well.

If you know me at all, you know I went in after taking this picture and put an obscene amount of whip cream on top. It's so damn tasty. I may have even licked the plate. And the best news? No one else here will eat it! -gasp- I KNOW! More for me.

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Erin said...

Until HRH, I was the only one who would eat it here! It never kept me from making lots of it! I love the bisquick shortcakes. They are SO good!! And what is vanilla bean paste? It sounds like something I need to have or my life won't be complete. I think I shall go dish up some berries now!! MMM!!

Anonymous said...

Okay, that definitly qualifies as food porn!!!!

Gods that looks good, Melly.


Thimbleanna said...

Ooohhhh yum! You're so darn funny -- glad to know you're "normal" with your whipping cream!

Lucky said...


likin' your blog too :)