Real Strawberry Shortcake

Preparation info
  • Makes one 8 inch 20 cm ) shortcake,

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Modern Baker

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2008

  • About

Here’s a recipe you can literally have on the table less than an hour after you start making it. I love to use really sweet, height-of-the-season strawberries for this, but don’t hesitate to try it with other fruit or berries such as peaches, mixed berries, or even fresh figs.


Shortcake Biscuit

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (spoon flour into a dry-measure cup and level off)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar


  1. Set a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 450°F (230°C).
  2. Combine the flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, the baking powder, and salt in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade. Pulse several times to mix. Add the butter and pulse 10 to 12 times, o