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How to Make Strawberry Shortcake

Make delicious strawberry shortcake from scratch – we show you how to cut in the butter to create pockets in your finished dessert.

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-When it comes to strawberry shortcake, most people will show up for the berries but that shortcake underneath deserves props too especially when it's tender and flaky. So what's the secret to the best shortcake? In a word, butter. And it's not just buttery flavor we're after here. Tender flaky shortcakes hinge on cutting cold butter into dry ingredients using a pastry blender or 2 knifes. It's just like baking pie dough. Aim for pea size pieces. They'll end up melting during baking creating a little pockets and layers of scrumptious buttery flavor in the shortcake. Now, that's perfection.