June 23, 2023

Strawberry Shortcake Biscuits with Roasted Strawberries

Strawberry shortcake is a delicious and easy dessert that is perfect for a summer picnic or potluck. It is also a great way to use fresh strawberries, and I have the easy drop biscuit or roasted strawberry recipe. This roasting technique really intensifies the strawberry flavor. The biscuit almost ends up in scone territory, and its delicious on its own for breakfast too.

So next time you have some strawberries on hand, be sure to make some strawberry shortcakes!

Here are some tips for making strawberry shortcakes:

  • Use fresh, ripe strawberries for the best flavor. If you are going to macerate the strawberries if your berries are a bit tired, try the roasting technique.
  • Don’t overmix the shortcake dough, or it will be tough.
  • Let the shortcakes cool completely before assembling, or they will become soggy.
  • If you don’t have fresh strawberries, you can use frozen strawberries that have been thawed and drained.
Strawberry Shortcake Biscuits with Roasted Strawberries

Strawberry Shortcake Biscuits with Roasted Strawberries

Yield: 6

These strawberry shortcake biscuits get a double strawberry punch from roasting the strawberries and adding them to the biscuits as well as alongside when you serve them


For The Roasted Strawberries

  • 32 oz Strawberries cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For The Biscuits

  • 1 cup roasted strawberries
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1¾ cups flour
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 Tbsp plus 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3 Tablespoons roasted strawberry juice


For the Roasted Strawberries

  • Lay cut strawberries on a parchment-lined sheet pan.
  • Drizzle honey and vanilla on them and toss
  • Roast in a 400-degree oven for 18 minutes until the strawberries just start to release their juices
  • remove from the oven and pick up parchment and drain off the strawberry juices into a cup. You will want about 3 Tablespoons of juice
  • Set aside one cup of Strawberries for the biscuits and use the rest for a serving

For The Biscuits

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, remaining two tablespoons of sugar, baking powder, and salt. Work the butter into the flour until the mixture is mealy with pea-size butter pieces with your hands, a pastry cutter, or a fork.
  2. Add the drained strawberries to the mixture and toss with your fingers or a fork to incorporate.
  3. Add the buttermilk and roasted strawberry juice to the mixture and gently toss until the dough is evenly damp and shaggy, being careful not to overmix. Turn the shaggy dough onto a piece of plastic wrap and pat it into a rough 5-by-4-inch rectangle that’s 1½ inches tall Cut through the dough into 6-8 pieces but don’t separate the shortcakes. Wrap well with plastic and place in the freezer for at least 2 hours. (Dough can be saved at this stage for up to two weeks before baking)
  4. Heat the oven to 400 degrees. and line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until the shortcakes are golden brown on the tops and bottoms. Transfer to a rack to cool.

  5. Halve the shortcakes crosswise, and fill them with whipped cream and the reserved roasted berries.

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