Folks from the south recognize this recipe immediately! These perfect homemade biscuits are kicked up a notch with the addition of cornmeal and the strawberries are infused with tequila for a REALLY amazing strawberry shortcake recipe!
Homemade Strawberry Shortcake
One thing that is uniquely different about this recipe is the addition of cornmeal. The cornmeal adds a slightly crunchy texture and a beautiful golden hue. It’s a really fabulous experience to have the slight texture of the biscuits and the smooth creamy whipped cream and strawberries. You need to try it just to know how awesome the combination is! If you want a traditional biscuit, try my Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits!
I have to admit, I was a bit hesitant to try this! (I am not a huge tequila drinker.) But this doesn’t taste like you are taking shots at the dinner table. 😂 The tequila adds something magical to the strawberries… just enhancing and magnifying their amazing sweetness and charm. If you don’t want to use tequila simply replace it with water.
Whipped Cream for Strawberry Shortcakes
Here is a fabulous homemade whipped cream recipe. If you are using homemade whipped cream be sure to serve immediately after assembling. For an even more decadent treat, warm the biscuits just before assembling! The strawberries and cold whipped topping will almost melt into the toasty biscuit creating the most fabulous taste sensation. You will have the perfect Strawberry Shortcake!
These perfect homemade biscuits are kicked up a notch with the addition of cornmeal and the strawberries are infused with tequila for a REALLY amazing strawberry shortcake recipe!
- 1 1/2 cups (192g) all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup (61g) yellow cornmeal
- 3 tbsp. packed light brown sugar
- 1 tbsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 cup (1 stick, 113g) cold butter, cut into chunks
- 2/3 cup (163g) whole milk (I don't recommend skim milk for this recipe)
- 1/2 tsp. McCormick vanilla extract
- 4 cups strawberries, hulled and quartered
- 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon tequila, can also use bourbon
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Mix flour, cornmeal, brown sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk and vanilla; stir to form a soft dough. (If dough is dry, add additional milk by tablespoonfuls.)
Drop dough by 1/3 cupfuls about 2 inches apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheet, forming 8 biscuits. Flatten each biscuit slightly into a 2-inch round.
Bake about 18 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack.
About 30 minutes before serving, toss strawberries with granulated sugar and tequila in a large bowl. Let stand 15 minutes, tossing occasionally.
To serve, split biscuits. Place 1 biscuit bottom on each plate. Top each with about 1/2 cup strawberry mixture and whipped cream. Place the top of the biscuit over whipped cream and serve immediately.