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Leo's First Birthday Cake

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!!! 

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INGREDIENTS

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
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DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. 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)
  3. Add 1 cup cream and stir with a fork just until dough starts to come together but is still crumbly
  4. 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
  5. Gather dough scraps together, fold once, and gently pat into a rectangle; cut out two more biscuits
  6. Bake until tops are golden brown, rotating sheet halfway through, about 25 minutes. Transfer biscuits to a wire rack and let cool slightly.
  7. When ready to serve, whip cream in a chilled bowl (or food processor) until soft peaks form.
  8. 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.
  9. Scatter a few more strawberries on top and around each plate.

Serve To One Very Happy Baby!

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YUM! 

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