Strawberry Shortcake with Gluten-Free Biscuits

RECIPE

This is my favorite time of year, Strawberry Season! 

Strawberries are one of my favorite berries. They can be used for desserts, smoothies, salsas, or they stand alone as a great healthy on the go snack. I’m trying something new for this strawberry shortcake recipe...Gluten Free Biscuits. The strawberry sauce is super simple, and it can be put on top of anything, from pancakes to fish!

This strawberry sauce makes this dessert option high in vitamin C. Combined with the biscuit mix, it also comes out to be a good source of calcium, vitamin A, and potassium. If you are following a Low-FODMAP diet and want to make this dessert, look for a lactose-free buttermilk as a substitute and if you end up needing a sweetener for the strawberries, choose a Low-FODMAP approved sweetener such as stevia or pure maple syrup.

Some tips and suggestions for making biscuits:

I had not made GF biscuits before, but one thing that is common in all FLAKY biscuits is using super cold fat (butter). The reason for this is the colder the fat, the longer it takes to melt in the oven. So the biscuit starts baking and rising and the cold fat gets in there and makes these layers of flaky deliciousness. When you are cutting the butter, I like using a bench knife or also referred to as a pastry cutter (they do not have to be at all uniform in size). You can also put the butter in the freezer and it will be extra cold! 

Another tip for making biscuits relates to buttermilk. If you do not regularly purchase buttermilk, this might be a good tip for you! FIrst of all, you might not use all of the buttermilk that is called for in the recipe, as you are adding it to the dough, slowly, while mixing it with your hands. Now, on the day I made these biscuits, I had run out of buttermilk!  But what I did have was milk, and white vinegar. Just add a tablespoon of vinegar to your milk and let sit for 5 minutes and wah lah! Homemade buttermilk!  

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Grab these strawberries and start making your own shortcakes today!

Strawberries (2 lbs)

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Strawberry Shortcake with Gluten-Free Biscuits

Servings: 8

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  • Prep Time: 16 mins
  • Cook Time: 14 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

Ingredients

Strawberry Sauce

  • 2 lbs. strawberries
  • 1 lemon or lime (optional)
  • honey or agave nectar (optional; if needed)

Gluten-Free Biscuits

  • 2 Cups Gluten-Free all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 1 TBSP sugar (optional)
  • 1 stick cold unsalted butter
  • 1 Cup fat-free buttermilk

Instructions

Gluten-Free Biscuits

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. Cut the butter into small pea size cubes.
  3. Mix all the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, optional: sugar).
  4. Then cut the butter into the dry (I used my hands, you are going to still want lumps of butter throughout).
  5. Now add the buttermilk slowly mixing with your hands. You want the dough to form a ball and to be pulling away from the sides.
  6. Now take your ball of dough and place it on your lightly floured counter top.  Knead the dough for a couple minutes, then with a rolling pin roll the dough out to about 1/4-1/2 inch thick.  
  7. Using a circular biscuit cutter, cut out your biscuits and place them on a baking sheet. Bake for approximately 12-14 minutes. 

Strawberry Sauce

  1. Rinse the strawberries under cold water.
  2. Cut the stems off.
  3. Smash away! I use either a fork or a mashed potato masher (whichever you prefer works) to smash the strawberries.
  4. Once the smashing is complete, set aside. After the strawberries have sat for a minute, test them to see if any additional flavoring is needed.
  5. Now pour the sauce on the "hot out of the oven biscuits" and garnish with whipped cream, as desired. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1

Serving Per Recipe: 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 248
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.3g 20%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Trans Fat 0g
Sodium 326.7mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2.3g 9%
Sugars 5.5g
Protein 1.8g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Notes

Garnish with whipped cream, as desired.

Cook time may range between 12-14 minutes, depending on your oven.