Cast Iron Strawberry Shortcake

Yum

It’s strawberry season so that means I’m grabbing as many pints as I can and adding it to just about everything! I love ‘baking’ on the grill and by using a cast iron you add more flavor and it makes for a pretty display too.

Cast Iron Strawberry Shortcake | Photo + Recipe Contributed by Michelle Lara

Cast Iron Strawberry Shortcake | Photo + Recipe Contributed by Michelle Lara

This recipe is super easy the shortcake is a biscuit and if want to make a biscuit batter from scratch more power to you! This was a last minute idea so we used some Bisquick Mix {one of my pantry staples!}. The kids are already out of school and as always I had plenty of hands to help prep – Sienna helped out by cutting and assembling {+ taste-testing as well}.

Kids make the best kitchen helpers | Photo + Recipe contributed by Michelle Lara

Kids make the best kitchen helpers | Photo + Recipe contributed by Michelle Lara

 

Cast Iron Strawberry Shortcake

Ingredients:

4 cups of fresh strawberries {hulled + sliced}

2.5 cups of biscuit mix

.2/3 cup of milk {for biscuit mix}

1/2 cup of sugar

1/4 tsp cornstarch

butter

for fresh whipped cream: 1 cup of heavy whipping cream, 1tsp of vanilla extract, sprinkle of sugar

Directions:

Preheat your grill to 425 degrees. Follow the biscuit mix instructions on the box {or if you are making it yourself} – set aside. In a large bowl add your strawberries a squeeze or two of your lemon and 1 tsp sugar and the cornstarch. Mix together with hands – this will be the syrupy base for your shortcake. Butter your cast iron. Use some of the biscuit batter as the bottom base just a very thin layer is needed. Add your strawberries and then drop like 6 – 8 small mounds of biscuit batter on the top about 1 finger width apart. Bake in indirect heat on the grill for 25-30 minutes or until the top has browned.

Fresh whipped cream is always best in my opinion and a breeze to make! Start with very cold heavy whipping cream and I put my mixing bowl in the freezer for a few minutes so it’s cold too. Add your vanilla and sprinkle of sugar and whip on high till peaks are formed. Fold together and put in fridge until you are ready to serve.

Serve the Strawberry Shortcake warm and top with fresh whip cream and a strawberry for garnish.

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Cast Iron Strawberry Shortcake | Recipe + Photo Contributed by Michelle Lara

 

 

 

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Michelle Lara

Michelle lives in South Florida with her husband, and two children. When she's not contributing on GrillGrrrl.com you can find her on her site: CupcakesCocktailsAndKids.com where she dishes on family, food and fashion.

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