I first created this lovely dessert last June. My mother in law always requests strawberry shortcake as her birthday dessert. I volunteered to make it, but much to my chagrin (though not my surprise- these are tricky!) my biscuits didn’t rise.
Rather than toss the bunch and start over, I tore them into pieces, threw them in a bowl and layered in sugared strawberries and homemade whipped cream. And so, the strawberry shortcake trifle was born.
I volunteered to bring a dessert for Easter and immediately thought of this. Plus I said I’d make it for Nick’s aunt for her birthday…in February. Well, better late than never.
If you wanted to make this easy-peasy, you could get yourself those biscuits in a can. Grands Flaky Layers is my canned biscuit of choice- how much do you love banging that can on the counter? Don’t lie!
I decided to go all fancypants and make my biscuits from scratch. I used the Pioneer Woman’s recipe which is in her PHENOMENAL cookbook. It’s so good, in fact, I won’t share it. Nope. You’ll just have to your own copy here.
I did take pictures of the process, so please enjoy. Don’t drool on your keyboards.
Instead, I thought, “Single serve! Too cute!”
Ha. It was cute until they clanged to holy hell on the drive over. Potholes + wine glasses = stress.
Easter miracle!? None of them broke.
I got 12 servings + a large mason jar out of 1 biscuit recipe + 4 pounds of strawberries + 2 1/2 containers of Cool Whip…
I seriously contemplated not coming clean about the Cool Whip. It’s not even dairy!! But y’all deserve the truth and the truth is the two stores I went to were OUT of heavy whipping cream.
Cross my heart, hope to die.
Cook up some biscuits- I used one recipe of the Pioneer Woman’s buttermilk biscuit. YUM.
Tear them up into bite sized pieces.
Wash and slice up 4 pounds of strawberries. Add 1/2 cup sugar and stir ’til all berries are equally coated.
Whip up your cream or buy the frozen stuff. Add some vanilla or sugar if you like things extra sweet.
In a trifle dish, or if you’re not traveling by car, in a wine glass, layer the biscuit first, berry second, and whipped cream. Repeat as many times as you want.
Garnish with half a berry if you’re feeling cutesy.
Eat. And share. If you want to.