Tested till perfect Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberries and ice cream are a terrific way to top this rich cakey shortcake.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: June 2008

Recipe5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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  • Portion size 8

Ingredients

  • 3 cups 3cupssliced strawberrystrawberries
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspgranulated sugar
  • 4 cups 4cupsvanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupchocolate sauce

Chocolate Biscuits:

  • 2-1/4 cups 2-1/4cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupcocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupgranulated sugar
  • 2-1/2 tsp 2-1/2tspbaking powder
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspbaking soda
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupcold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 cup 1cupbuttermilk
  • 1 1eggeggs
  • 1 tsp 1tspvanilla

Topping:

  • 1 tbsp 1tbspwhipping cream 35%
  • 2 tsp 2tspgranulated sugar
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Preparation

Chocolate Biscuits: In large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. With pastry blender, cut in butter until crumbly. Whisk together buttermilk, egg and vanilla; add to flour mixture, stirring with fork to make soft dough.

With lightly floured hands, press dough into ball. On floured surface, knead gently 10 times. Pat into 1-inch (2.5 cm) thick round. Using 3-inch (8 cm) round cookie cutter, cut out rounds, patting out scraps and cutting more rounds. Place on parchment paper–lined baking sheet.

Topping: Brush biscuits with cream; sprinkle with sugar. Bake in centre of 400°F (200°C) oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until puffed and toothpick comes out clean. Let cool on pan on racks. (Make-ahead: Set aside for up to 6 hours.)

Meanwhile, mix strawberries with sugar; cover and let stand for 20 minutes or until juices form. (Make-ahead: Let stand for up to 2 hours.)

Split biscuit horizontally in half; place bottom half on each plate. Layer with berries, ice cream, chocolate sauce and biscuit top.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 566 pro 10g total fat 24g sat. fat 14g
carb 83g fibre 5g chol 88mg sodium 474mg

% RDI:

calcium 20 iron 23 vit A 20 vit C 62
folate 44
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