Make Luella's Strawberry Shortcake at Home

The chef from Luella's Southern Kitchen shares his recipe for Strawberry Shortcake with NBC 5 viewers

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Chef Darnell Reed showed us how to make his version of strawberry shortcake on the NBC 5 News at 11 a.m. Here is the recipe.

Buttermilk Biscuits

9 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup baking powder

2 teaspoons baking soda 

8 ounces shortening cut into small cubes

8 ounces butter cut into small cubes 

6 quarts buttermilk 

3 tablespoons kosher salt 

  1. Sift together the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and baking soda. 
  2. Make a well in the center and add the butter, shortening, buttermilk and kosher salt.
  3. Bring together on a floured work surface and cut biscuits. 
  4. Bake at 450 for 25 minutes rotating 1/2 way through.

Whipped Cream 

16 ounces heavy cream

1.5 ounces powdered sugar 

1/2 ounce vanilla paste 

  1. Whip ingredients until light and fluffy

Fresh Strawberry Compote

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup water

8 ounces strawberries quartered

1 tsp lemon zest

1 pound fresh strawberries quartered 

  1. Bring the sugar, water lemon zest and 8 ounces strawberries to a boil. Reduce to a simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Strain and refrigerate syrup. Discard the cooked strawberries or use for something else like topping ice cream. 
  3. When chilled toss the strawberries with the syrup.

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