Seriously the best guest dessert on the planet! Just pull out those cute little ramekins, and you're going to have an amazing dessert to end off your Labor BBQ celebration with friends. I'm so excited about this dessert, because not only is it easy, but it is amazing on your taste buds! Here you go folks, some good 'ol comfort food from this little Utah girl...
Ingredients (serves 4)
1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp cornstarch
2 tsp water
1 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
2 cups strawberries, washed and hulled
1 tsp unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp granulated sugar
2 1/2 Tbsp shortening
1/4 cup cold milk
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large cookie sheet with foil. Butter 4 deep ramekins and place on the cookie sheet.
First, prepare the strawberry filling. In a large saucepan stir together the sugar and cornstarch. Stir in the water and lemon juice. Stir in the strawberries.
Cook over medium heat, stirring often until thickened. Remove from the heat and stir in the butter. Pour filling into ramekins.
Prepare the biscuit topping. Stir or sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Rub in the shortening with your fingers. Using a fork, gently stir in the milk, just until the dough cleans the bowl.
Toss on a lightly floured surface until no longer sticky, and then pat or roll out to a shape that fits the top of the dish being used. Place on top of the ramekins, and place on your lined baking sheet, and put them in the oven.
Bake for 25 minutes.
Enjoy with some fresh whipped cream or ice cream, but they really are good enough to just eat alone!