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strawberry shortcake

Corn & Strawberry Shortcake

The unlikely pair of strawberries and corn coming together in this dessert will wash all of your problems away. Think "city-dweller takes farm life for a spin and never looks back" vibes.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, English
Servings 14 servings

Ingredients
  

Strawberry Filling

  • 2 quarts fresh strawberries sliced
  • ¼ cup sugar

Shortcake

  • 2 cups flour + ½ cup more as needed for rolling out
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 2 tbs baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup chilled butter cubed
  • 1 cup chilled buttermilk
  • 1 tbs milk

Coconut Whipped Cream

  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk chilled
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tbs vanilla

Instructions
 

  • Wash and cut your strawberries. In a bowl, mix the berries with sugar. Cover and refrigerate until assembly
  • Preheat the oven 425º F
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  • Cut (rub) the chilled butter into dry ingredients until crumbly
  • Gradually add the buttermilk and combine. Don't overmix. Transfer mixture to floured surface*
  • *If mixture is too wet, add up to ½ cup flour, little by little
  • Roll out the dough to about ¼-inch thick¼ and cut 12-14 3-inch circles with a biscuit cutter, cookie cutter, or floured glass
  • Squish the rounds close together on lined baking sheet — this helps them grow taller
  • Brush the tops with the 1 tbs of milk and bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes
  • While the biscuits bake, take the chilled can of coconut milk and scoop out the solids into a bowl. Add sugar and vanilla
  • Whisk mixture until fluffy, about 5-10 minutes. Keep in refrigerator until assembly
  • Once the biscuits are slightly cooled, cut each in half creating a top and bottom piece. On the bottom piece, add the strawberries and coconut whipped cream. Top with other biscuit
  • Add more strawberries and whipped cream as desired, and enjoy!

Notes

  • My mixture was very wet when I transferred it to my surface. I floured the surface, and lightly kneaded the dough with about 1/4 cup of additional flour. Depending on the thickness of your buttermilk, you might need to add more or less. Either way, don't be too concerned with wet dough! Just add enough flour to make it not sticky
  • If you use a floured glass, make sure it's really floured well — you don't want the biscuit to get stuck inside
  • Do NOT twist your cutting tool when making the rounds! This will prevent the biscuits from rising and showing the layers
  • If your coconut whipped cream isn't peaking or thickening, add a bit of corn starch or your preferred thickening agent. 1/4 tsp should do the trick but make sure to continue whisking until it gets stiffer
Keyword corn, easy, strawberry, strawberry shortcake, summer baking, sweet, yeast-free