Friday, April 04, 2008

Recipe of the Week

Strawberry Shortcake

3 pints fresh strawberries
1/2 cup white sugar
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening
1 egg
2/3 cup milk
2 cups whipped heavy cream

1. Slice the strawberries and toss them with 1/2 cup of white sugar. Set aside.

2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Grease and flour one 8 inch round cake pan.

3. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, 2 tablespoons white sugar and the salt. With a pastry blender cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center and add the beaten egg and milk. Stir until just combined.

4. Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool partially in pan on wire rack.

5. Slice partially cooled cake in half, making two layers. Place half of the strawberries on one layer and top with the other layer. Top with remaining strawberries and cover with the whipped cream.

This is probably the best shortcake I've ever had. It is light, soft, crumbly, and sweet. I reduced the baking powder to 2 teaspoons, used butter instead of shortening, and increased the sugar to 1/4 cup. It was delicious!

I love strawberry season!

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  1. Sooooo good. Can never get enough during strawberry season. Think that is what we sill have for dessert Sun when the Matthew Parkers come for dinner. Wish you were here to come too.
    Love and Hugs

  2. Yummy. Can't wait to try this!

  3. it's also the character of the week, every week, at my house.

  4. We'll be right over.

  5. Oh man, that looks so spring-like and refreshing! We have been devouring the strawberries over here; will be making a whole lotta freezer jam soon. Thanks for the recipe!

  6. You making it? I'll come share it.

  7. I am so gonna make this. Last Sunday Ted's grandma Donna made us Strawberry Shortcake and I have been craving it ever since!

  8. Hey Steph.. your cousin Heather here. I'm not in "blogland" much, but your recipe was lifesaver! We just bought a bunch of strawberries and we didn't have our stand by Bisquick and my daughter just had to have "Strawberry Stort-cake"! :) My dad (&mom) is living with us and he actually made it (LOL) turned out great! You have an adorable family!


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