Strawberry Shortcake with Whipped Cream Shots

Forget the plate and fork. We all know that there's no better way to serve and eat food at a party than on a stick. Well, we're taking it to a whole other level here and serving dessert on a stick (Strawberry Shortcake to be exact). No plain Jane sticks allowed though - stop by the shop to grab some fancy ones!   Stop by the Orenco Farmers' Market (just outside of Portland!) for your fresh strawberries.  The market is every Sunday from 10-2 pm.
{photos courtesy of the lovely Katie Hickenbottom Photography}

Here's the recipe for our amazing Strawberry Shortcake Stacks with Whipped Cream shots:

Fancy List
Fancy Foil Skewers
Plastic Shot Glasses
Simply Baked Baking Pans (for serving)
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tbs baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
4 tbsp cold butter, cut into small pieces
2 tbsp sugar + 1 tbsp for sprinkling
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 pint strawberries cut width wise
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 pint whipping cream or canned whipped cream
1/4 cup sugar
1 inch cookie cutter
1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
2. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Stir.
3. Add butter pieces to the flour mixture and either pinch or cut into flour until it has a pea like texture.
4. Add the buttermilk and stir with a wooden spoon until a nice dough forms.
5. Kneed the dough on a floured cutting board until nice and soft. Adding flour as needed to keep it from being sticky.
6. Roll the dough to a 3/4 or 1 inch thickness.
7. Using your cookie cutter cut as many biscuits as you need.(I made six skewers and used 2 biscuits per skewer and had plenty of dough left over.)
8. Place biscuits on a parchment lined baking tray or line your tray with foil and spray with oil.
9. Sprinkle biscuits with sugar or don't.
10. Bake for 10-15 minutes until tops of biscuits have started to brown.
11. While your biscuits are baking cut the strawberries width wise. Sprinkle 1 tbsp of sugar over strawberries, stir, and let sit.
12. Whip up the whipping cream using a hand or stand mixer. Add the 1/4 cup sugar about half way through the whipping process. (Skip this step if you have canned whipped cream. But trust us, the extra effort for the real stuff is well worth it!)
13. Fill your shot glasses with whipped cream.
14. Once the biscuits are out of the oven and have had a chance to cool you can start assembling you strawberry shortcakes. I cut the biscuits in half and made little sandwiches. I placed 2 biscuits on each skewer with a strawberry in between each biscuit half.
15. Once assembled, dip in whipped cream and enjoy!

P.S. These biscuits are ah-maz-ing! Eat whatever you have leftover with some butter and jam for breakfast! Make sure to use buttermilk though. Don't have buttermilk? Add 2 tbsp white vinegar to your milk about 5 minutes before you plan on adding it to the flour mixture.
We hope your guests love these as much as we did!

Party on!
Recipe adapted from Vegalicious Recipes: Vegan Strawberry Shortcake.

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