Strawberry Shortcake with Hennessy Whipped Cream

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Strawberry Shortcake with Hennessy Whipped Cream

This is my favorite dessert to start off the spring season because strawberries are fresh and abundant! You can substitute the strawberries for you favorite berry or even make it with peaches.

Now, a true shortcake is made with a sweet biscuit, not cake! The cake is to light to hold up to the sauces and whipped cream like the biscuit can. I thought I might do something a little different and mix my favorite cognac with dessert.

Strawberry Shortcake with Hennessy Whipped Cream

Tips for Success:

You can use whatever milk you have in the fridge for this recipe. I use shortening because it produces a more tender shortcake than when it’s made with butter. The secret to a fast and great whipped cream is placing the bowl and beaters in the freezer (my preference) or fridge 15 minutes before making it. You can store the extra in an airtight container in the fridge for 7 days.

When making whipped cream to save time, place bowl and beaters in freezer for 10 minutes minimal before using. Store any leftovers in air tight container.

Strawberry shortcake with hennessy whipped cream

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Strawberry Shortcake with Hennessy Whipped Cream
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Strawberry Shortcake with Hennessy Whipped Cream

Strawberry Shortcake with Hennessy Whipped Cream: This is my favorite early spring dessert because strawberries are fresh and abundant! I thought I might do something a little different and mix my favorite cognac with dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Southern
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients

Shortcake

  • 4 cups flour
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick shortening
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 cup milk

Strawberry Preserve

  • 16 ounces strawberries tops removed, sliced
  • 2 ounces of Hennessy
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry preserve or jam

Hennessy Whipped Cream

  • 1 ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons Hennessy

Instructions

  • Combine dry ingredients, cut in fat. Make sure dry mix looks like coarse cornmeal. Add wet ingredients, using a ¼ cup dry measuring cup (spray with cooking spray or rub oil inside to prevent sticking) drop on baking sheet. Place in oven for 12-15 minute, shortcakes should be golden brown.
  • To make the preserve, place strawberries, hennessy and brown sugar in a pot and let sit for 10 minutes, add other ingredients and turn heat to a medium heat bring to a simmer and let cook for 5 minutes.
  • Place cream, sugar, vanilla and hennessy in bowl. Beat on medium-high speed for 3 minutes.
  • To assemble, cut shortcakes in half, place strawberry preserve on bottom biscuit. Place a dollop of whipped cream, then place top half biscuit on top and more whipped cream on top.

Notes

Preheat oven 425 F.

If you make this recipe, make sure to take a picture and share it on Instagram or Facebook and tag me @kennethtemple so we all can see that deliciousness!

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