Gluten-Free Strawberry Shortcakes
Buttery, flaky and perfect Gluten-Free Strawberry Shortcakes – filled with juicy sweet strawberries and a lightly flavoured whipped cream, these classic gluten-free strawberry shortcakes are a perfect summertime treat!
What I love about these shortcakes they are simple to make, using pantry staples and every bite is filled with whipped cream and juicy strawberries 🙂
For the berries, it is important to use sweet ripe strawberries, because these buttery shortcakes are all about tasty fresh and delicious strawberries. First, the strawberries need to soften a bit. To do this, toss them in a touch of sugar. The berries will release some of their juices and soften to perfection. It only takes about fifteen minutes or so. This is why I start with the strawberries.
For the shortcake, to keep it flaky and buttery, I used a mixture of butter and half-and-half. The butter must be ice cold, so I freeze the butter for fifteen minutes before using it. Before I even start the recipe, the butter goes in the freezer. The ice cold butter creates flaky layers and pockets throughout the shortcake. The ice cold butter is the secret to perfect gluten-free shortcakes.
the whipped cream…
Now comes my favourite ingredient, the whipped cream. I know, indulgent, but so well worth it! Whipped cream tastes fantastic even without sweeteners or flavours. Still, I wanted to make these gluten-free strawberry shortcakes extra flavourful, so I added a touch of coconut sugar, a hint of vanilla and some lemon zest.
It’s the perfect whipped cream to add to the shortcake, especially the lemon zest, because it adds extra flavour. Although I used coconut sugar, you can change it for pure maple syrup or honey.
So there it is, buttery, flaky gluten-free strawberry shortcakes, filled with juicy strawberries and the best whipped cream. In my house, I always serve the shortcakes slightly warm, making every bite unforgettable.
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