Sunday, July 13, 2014
Jam : 2 pounds fresh strawberries . Cut into 1/2 inch pieces .
2 c sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
Biscuits : 1 3/4 c flour
1 3/4 c baking powder
1/4 c sugar
3/4 tsp salt
6 tbs cold butter , cut into cubes
3/4 c heavy cream , plus some for brushing
Cook strawberries , sugar and lemon juice in large pot over medium heat . Stir occasionally , until reduced . About 12 minutes . Let it cool completely .
Meanwhile , preheat oven to 350. Whisk together flour , sugar, baking powder and salt . Mix in butter until it's the size of peas . Add cream with a fork until dough starts to come together , but it still crumbly. Turn out on a work surface ; knead once or twice to make it smooth . Pat dough into 8" round , about 3/4 inch thick . Cut into 8 wedges.
Spread 3 cups of jam into bottom of a 9 1/2 inch pie dish . Arrange dough ontop , brush with remaining cream and sprinkle with sugar . Bake until bubbly and golden brown . ( if top gets too brown cover with foil ) cook about 45 minutes . Serve with ice cream or whip cream.