June 01, 2020 | News
#MakeSomethingMonday with Mrs. Bjorklund: Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

On Monday, June 1, Mrs. Bjorklund, Head of Lower Campus at PBDA, hosted another #MakeSomethingMonday segment on PBDA’s Instagram Live. Bjorklund invited her live audience onto her outdoor patio where she had prepared the three simple components needed to create the perfect summer dessert – Strawberry Shortcake.

Happy summer, Bulldogs!

Strawberry Shortcake Recipe


  • 2 pints of fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar, or more to taste

Homemade Biscuits

  • 4 cups flour
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cups butter
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk

Cream Topping

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Fresh mint


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Cut strawberries and mix with sugar to release some of their juices.
  3. Mix together flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, salt and baking powder. Knead in 3/4 cup of cold butter. Add 1¼ cups buttermilk, and mix. If mixture is too wet, add flour. If mixture is too dry, add more buttermilk. Roll out dough to about 1/2-inch thickness. Using a biscuit cutter, cut out rounds.
  4. Place rounds on a baking sheet. Brush the tops with a little melted butter or egg wash. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  5. Beat cream until it thickens. Add vanilla and sugar. Beat again just until thick.
  6. Cut a biscuit in half. Top both sides with the strawberry mixture, whipped cream, and a few mint leaves.