Dessert/ Sourdough Recipes

Strawberry Shortcake with Thyme Sourdough Biscuits

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!


Strawberry Shortcake with Thyme Sourdough Biscuits (The Gingered Whisk)
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!
strawberry shortcake with sourdough biscuit and whipped cream on plate
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!
white plate with sourdough biscuit, strawberries and whipped cream



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    May 21, 2015 at 1:21 AM

    Mmm, strawberry and thyme does sound like a good combination! You refrigerated your biscuits after mixing and cutting them? I wonder if the chemical leavers lost their oomph from sitting in the fridge all day. My favorite trick for no-work biscuits is to freeze them unbaked – I guess they freeze solid before the baking powder/soda has time to start acting…?

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    May 24, 2015 at 11:37 PM

    I never thought of pairing strawberry with thyme. Sounds delicious! I wonder what happened with your biscuits..probably what Korena said.

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    May 27, 2015 at 4:07 AM

    The thyme sounds delicious! I'm going to try that.

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