Nothing is more American than classic biscuit desserts. I love a good cobbler, but hanging out with a slew of 20 year old’s and expecting them to not dive into a cobbler with a bunch of spoons. I want my labor of love to be enjoyed!
The things with my normal shortcake is it requires more assembly than I wanted to deal with that day. I prefer baking the dough in a sheet, cutting squares, and going to town with the fixings. So I had a brilliant idea for my fourth of July party. Using muffin tins to make individual biscuits. Genius!
3.5 pounds strawberries, sliced into quarters
2/3 cup sugar
7 cups Original Bisquick mix
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup half and half
9 tablespoons sugar
2.5 sticks unsalted butter, melted
3 cups homemade whipping cream
The recipe can he scaled down for smaller affairs. I was making a massive amount for my friends. 3.5 pounds of strawberries is about 9 cups, and I tripled my recipe above. If it’s for you and a few friends, cut the recipe down to 1/3.
Start by getting the strawberries macerating. You want the juices to pull out so you get a delicious sauce along with the sweet strawberries.
Cut the strawberry tops off. Next, slice each berry into quarters. If the berry is small, halves are fine. Place all the quarters in a bowl.
Once half the strawberries are cut, add 1/3 cup sugar. Mix it around. Cut the remainder of the strawberries and then add the remaining 1/3 cup sugar. Mix around and set the strawberries aside.
Preheat the oven to 425. To start the dough, add the Bisquick to the bowl. Next, pour in the milk, cream, sugar, and butter. Incorporate all the ingredients together.
The dough should be sticky, but not enough that you can’t work it. This is about the time you get your hands dirty and start mixing with your mitts. The dough should not stick to the sides, so if it is, add a little more Bisquick.
Here, you can do a few things. Do drop buiscuits on a cookie sheet, make a tray of biscuits (essentially, lay the entire dough out on a pan), or make individual biscuits in a muffin tin. I opted to use a muffin tin.
Bake the biscuits for 10- 12 minutes. They should come out golden brown.
To make the whipped cream, which I recommend, check out my tutorial here. It is really easy and so worth it. The taste difference is insane.
The dessert is an assembly dessert after the ingredients are all made. Take a biscuit, slice it in half. Place the bottom half on a plate and add 2-3 spoonfuls of strawberries (make sure to include a scoop or two of the syrup!). Add the top of the biscuit, and then place a healthy helping of whipped cream. Voila!
This is a great dessert to take to a summer party. I made mine for the 4th of July at the beach. Easy to make ahead of time, easy to transport. Plus, I bet you this little treat will be the star of your next summer BBQ or party. Delllllish!