Megan’s Strawberry Shortcake

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Servings: 8
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Total Time: 70 mins

Description

This is the perfect healthy, delicious dessert recipe and it is kid approved! The ingredients are good for you and they all come together to make a wonderful dessert that everyone loves. It takes some time to make, but the resulting shortcake makes it worth it. Just add blueberries for a red, white and blue treat.

Recipe by Megan Westgate from The Non-GMO Project!

Ingredients

Biscuit Ingredients:

  • 4 cups spelt flour, plus more for dusting
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) organic unsalted butter, cold, cut into small pieces
  • Approximately 1 1/2 cups almond milk

Filling Ingredients:

  • 2 quarts strawberries, stems removed and sliced lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream (delicious Non-GMO Project Verified options include Coconut Bliss Vanilla Island, Straus Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and So Delicious Vanilla Bean Coconut Milk Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs with a few pea-sized clumps remaining.
  3. While stirring, slowly pour in almond milk until the dough is just wet (you may need more or less if you use a different kind of milk); the dough will be slightly sticky.
  4. On a lightly floured work surface, with floured fingers, gently pat dough into a round about 1 inch thick, pressing in any loose bits. Do not overwork the dough.
  5. Use a floured 3-inch round biscuit cutter or jar to cut out biscuits as close together as possible.
  6. Place biscuits on an unlined baking sheet about 1 1/2 inches apart.
  7. Bake, rotating sheet halfway through, until biscuits are golden and flecked with brown spots, 20 to 25 minutes.
  8. Transfer biscuits to a wire rack to cool.
  9. While biscuits are cooking, stir together strawberries and sugar. Let sit for at least 1/2 hour, until very juicy.
  10. Cut biscuits in half and top with strawberries and ice cream.