Leo's First Birthday Cake
leos first birthday was going to be the first time he had any sweets. I know it's traditional to do chocolate but I was so excited about him trying strawberries for the first time I decided to go with a strawberry shortcake. I made it from scratch and it turned out to be ridiculously easy to do!
Here's the recipe I used for this guys first birthday!!!
FOR THE BERRIES
- 2 pints strawberries
FOR THE BISCUITS
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 6 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
- 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon heavy cream
FOR THE WHIPPED CREAM
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Whisk to combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut the butter into the flour mixture until mixture resembles coarse meal (i used a food processor)
- Add 1 cup cream and stir with a fork just until dough starts to come together but is still crumbly
- Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and pat into a rough 6-inch square (i used a heart shaped cutter), about 1 inch thick. With a 2 1/2-inch round cutter dipped in flour, cut four biscuits from dough and place them, evenly spaced, on a parchment- lined baking sheet
- Gather dough scraps together, fold once, and gently pat into a rectangle; cut out two more biscuits
- Bake until tops are golden brown, rotating sheet halfway through, about 25 minutes. Transfer biscuits to a wire rack and let cool slightly.
- When ready to serve, whip cream in a chilled bowl (or food processor) until soft peaks form.
- Split biscuits in half, and place a bottom half on each plate. Top generously with berries and their juice, then with remaining biscuit halves and dollops of whipped cream.
- Scatter a few more strawberries on top and around each plate.
Serve To One Very Happy Baby!