Why didn't I think of this sooner? Strawberries marinated in sugar and lemon juice, then served on top on a warm blue cheese biscuit.
Seriously a match made in foodie heaven.
The biscuit is not too sweet but rather more savory--perfect with sweet marinated strawberries.
I highly recommend this.
In fact, the next time I make this I want to add a drizzle of dark balsamic to the marinade. We all know how well balsamic vinegar goes with strawberries?
This doesn't go so well with whipped cream--tried it and din't really like (you can see some of the leftover whipped cream in photo).
Marinate strawberries with sugar and lemon.
The dough comes together fairly fast. Keep it cold.
Cut out any shape you want. Love the heart shape ones personally.
strawberry shortcake with blue cheese biscuits
For the strawberries:
About 2 pints (10-15 strawberries) cut into 1 or ½ inch pieces
About ¼ cup or less of sugar
The juice of 1 – 2 lemons
(the amount of sugar you add is up to you; I usually use just under ¼ cup)
Marinate these for at least 3 hours (or more) before serving.
Blue cheese biscuits
8 TB unsalted butter, grated or cubed
1/2 to ¾ cup of crumbled blue cheese (use as much or as little as you like)
(just under) ¾ cup whole milk, cold
½ cup heavy whipping cream, cold
2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
¾ TB baking powder
giant pinch of salt
one egg (for glazing tops of biscuits)
Grate or cube your cold butter (I prefer to grate it then keep it cold in freezer until ready to use).
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
Add in the butter, using a pastry cutter or fork, work it until you have sand-like crumbles.
Next mix in the milk, cream and blue cheese crumbles. Using a spatula mix till just combined. Please don’t overmix! Lumps are good!
I took a sheet of parchment paper, place some flour on it, then placed the dough on top. Using a rolling pin, roll dough out to about 2-3 inches thickness. Sprinkle flour on top, take plastic wrap and cover the top. Place in the fridge to set up/rest; c. hill at least ½ hour to 1 hour.
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Using a biscuit cutter, cut out biscuits, place on parchment lined baking sheet or non stick spray covered sheet.
Brush biscuit tops with egg wash, and bake about 9 - 12 minutes or until golden brown. They bake up fast so check them at the 9 minute mark.
Allow to cool before topping with marinated strawberries.
I do not recommend serving whipped cream with this as it does not go with the blue cheese biscuits.