Felice’s Strawberry Shortcake – Gluten-Free and Vegan
This is a recipe I found on foodnetwork.com by. The whipped cream recipe is from The Minimalist Baker
    Servings Prep Time
    6 1 hour
    Servings Prep Time
    6 1 hour
    Strawberry Shortcake
    Coconut Whipped Cream
    1. Mix strawberries with 3 tablespoons sugar and refrigerate while juices develop, at least 30 minutes.
    2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
    3. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, and salt in a medium bowl. Add blended coconut milk and mix until just combined. Place mixture in an ungreased 8-inch square pan and bake until golden, 18 to 20 minutes.
    4. Remove shortcake from pan and place on a rack to cool slightly. Cut into 6 pieces and split each piece in half horizontally
    5. Spoon some of the strawberries with their juice onto each shortcake bottom. Top with a generous dollop of whipped cream and then the shortcake top. Spoon more strawberries over the top and serve.
    Whipped Cream
    1. Remove the coconut cream or milk from the fridge without tipping or shaking and remove the lid. Scrape out the top, thickened cream and leave the liquid behind (reserve for use in smoothies).
    2. Place hardened cream in your chilled mixing bowl. Beat for 30 seconds with a mixer until creamy. Then add vanilla (optional) and powdered sugar and mix until creamy and smooth – about 1 minute. Taste and adjust sweetness as needed.
    3. Use immediately or refrigerate – it will harden and set in the fridge the longer it’s chilled. Will keep for up to 1 – 2 weeks!
    Recipe Notes

    I was a little skeptical of how it’d come out especially after my hubby made a comment about the taste of the biscuits. What a pain in the you-know-what he is! But, after adding a bit of flour to the whipped cream and re-blending it I had my Mom try a dish. Drumroll, please! She RAVED about it! That’s quite the compliment coming from her.  I’m so glad it was a hit!! There was some great feedback too. I was told the biscuits could use a bit more salt and we the whipped cream could have used a little bit of vanilla. But, overall a great recipe!!