From the Walt Disney World News and written by: Michele
There’s something about fresh strawberries in the summertime. It’s a perfect treat when it’s hot outside and one that I usually look forward to, especially when we make strawberry shortcake! Speaking of, Disney Family put out this recipe for strawberry shortcake that of course has a Disney twist. Read below to find out how to make your own Mickey Strawberry Shortcake!
Mickey Strawberry Shortcake
1 cup strawberries
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups flour
4 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp softened butter
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
1/4 tsp vanilla extract Mickey cookie cutter
Slice the strawberries and place in a bowl. Mix in 1/4 cup sugar and let sit for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, 4 teaspoons sugar, baking powder, sugar and salt. Add in 1/2 cup butter and mix until crumbly. Add 3/4 cup cream and mix to a soft dough. Knead dough for one minute on a lightly floured surface.
Roll dough out to 1/2 – inch thickness. Use a Mickey cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Place shapes on a lined baking sheet. Melt remaining 1 tablespoons butter and brush on shapes. Sprinkle with a little sugar if desired.
Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool.
Beat remaining cream until thickens. Add vanilla and beat again until thick.
Slice the shortcakes in half, lengthwise. Top with a spoonful of cream and berries. Cover with top half. Add more cream and berries if desired. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Thank you Disney Family for the directions and photo!
Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the book “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 96.5 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others.