This easy strawberry shortcake recipe is perfect for summer! Fresh juicy strawberries are combined with floral thyme and fresh whipped cream and layered on tender flakey sourdough biscuits!
Strawberries are just starting to come into season, which means its one of my favorite times of year! There is really nothing better than perfect, sun-ripened strawberries. Early summer, every year, all I want are strawberries in everything! We had a crazy busy day on Sunday – Church, potluck, a friend’s birthday party, Uncle Richard had an art show in Valley Junction, and then all the family was coming over for dinner! I decided to throw a big pork loin in the crock pot(affiliate link) for some pulled pork sandwiches, hulled and chopped a huge vat of strawberries, but I wanted to get the biscuits out of the way, too. I knew I didn’t have time to roll, cut and bake the biscuits before we needed to leave, but I knew I could at least get the dough out of the way. The key to awesomely flakey biscuits is to keep all your ingredients cold, so I figured spending the day in the fridge would work out just perfectly for my biscuits. I’m not quite sure what went wrong, but my biscuits definitely did not like spending the day in the fridge – they were a little on the hard side, and definitely not flakey. Nothing that some extra strawberry juice and whipped cream couldn’t fix, but not great, either. So, for future reference, make your biscuits fresh!
I used my normal sourdough biscuit recipe, which you can find here. Except to the batter I added 2 tsp of fresh chopped thyme. It added a lovely flavor to the biscuits. Strawberries and thyme just go so wonderfully together!
Jenni lives in Des Moines, Iowa with her amazing husband, two girls, two dogs who think they are children, and a feisty cat. She is the creator of The Gingered Whisk, a recipe blog dedicated to finding easy, healthy-ish, and tasty weeknight meals that kids and adults alike will love. She is super passionate about helping every member of a family learn to love great food. When not cooking, eating, or thinking about food, she is often hiking around area parks, creating intricate legos castles with her girls, watching nerdy tv with her husband, or curled up in a corner somewhere reading a good book.