Eid is a time of joy, unity, and delectable delicacies. Why not add a delicious touch to your Eid celebration this year by making a handmade Strawberry Shortcake? This classic dessert, with its delectable layers of fresh strawberries, fluffy cake, and silky whipped cream, is guaranteed to please your loved ones. Follow this simple recipe for making a delectable dessert that will make your Eid celebration even more memorable.
1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small cubes
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
Additional fresh strawberries for garnish (optional)
Prepare the strawberries:
In a bowl, combine the sliced strawberries with granulated sugar. Toss gently to coat the strawberries evenly. Set aside for about 30 minutes to allow the strawberries to release their juices and develop a sweet syrup.
Bake the cake layers:
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt.
Add the chilled butter cubes to the dry mixture and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to cut the butter into the flour until it resembles coarse crumbs.
Pour in the milk and vanilla extract, and stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
Divide the cake batter equally between two greased and floured round cake pans.
Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Once baked, remove the cakes from the oven and let them cool completely on a wire rack.
Prepare the whipped cream:
In a chilled bowl, whip the heavy cream and powdered sugar together until stiff peaks form. Be cautious not to overwhip.
Assemble the Strawberry Shortcake:
Place one cake layer on a serving plate. Spoon half of the macerated strawberries and their juices evenly over the cake layer.
Spread a generous layer of whipped cream over the strawberries.
Top with the second cake layer and repeat the process with the remaining strawberries and whipped cream.
If desired, garnish the top of the cake with additional fresh strawberries for an extra touch of elegance.
Serve and Enjoy:
Slice the Strawberry Shortcake into portions and serve it chilled.
Embrace the delightful combination of flavors and textures as you savor each bite of this delicious treat.
This Eid, up your dessert game with a handmade Strawberry Shortcake that will have your family and friends begging for more. Sweet and juicy strawberries, fluffy cake layers, and velvety whipped cream combine to make a dessert that is both elegant and decadent. Make your Eid celebration even more memorable by sharing the joy of this delectable dish with your family and friends. Happy Eid Mubarak!