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For a twist on strawberry shortcakes, try this dessert of homemade biscuits and gravy (strawberry gravy, that is!).

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

40 mins
12 mins
52 mins
6 servings


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425°F. In a large bowl stir together flour, the 1/2 cup sugar, the baking powder, and the 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir enough of the cream into the flour mixture to just moisten the flour.

  • Turn out dough onto a floured surface. Knead dough by folding and gently pressing it just until dough holds together. Pat or lightly roll dough until 3/4 inch thick. Cut dough with a floured 2 1/2-inch round cutter. Dip cutter into flour between cuts and reroll scraps as necessary.

  • Place dough rounds 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Remove biscuits from baking sheet. Cool slightly. (You will only need six biscuits for this recipe. Store any remaining biscuits to use later.*)

  • Meanwhile, in a large saucepan bring 2 1/4 cups of the milk to simmering. Slowly add instant wheat cereal, whisking constantly until fully incorporated. Bring to boiling; reduce heat to simmering. Stir in the 1/3 cup sugar, the vanilla, and the 1/4 teaspoon salt; cook for 2 minutes more. Add enough of the remaining 1/4 cup milk as needed to thin out cereal so it is the consistency of gravy. Stir in the 1 cup chopped strawberries.

  • To serve, use a long serrated knife to cut biscuits in half horizontally. Place cut biscuits on six serving plates. Spoon cereal mixture over cut biscuits; top with sliced strawberries.


Place any remaining biscuits in an airtight container. Cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 2 months.

Nutrition Facts

555 calories; fat 22g; cholesterol 79mg; saturated fat 13g; carbohydrates 80g; mono fat 6g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 3g; sugars 35g; protein 11g; vitamin a 971.8IU; vitamin c 41.9mg; thiamin 0.4mg; riboflavin 0.5mg; niacin equivalents 3.4mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 112.9mcg; vitamin b12 0.7mcg; sodium 438mg; potassium 354mg; calcium 393.8mg; iron 7.7mg.