Sunday, June 12, 2011

Strawberry ShortCake


Ingredients:

1       - quart strawberries, sliced
1/2    - cup sugar
2       - cups all-purpose flour
1       - teaspoon baking powder
1       - cup sugar
1/2    - cup butter or margarine
2       - large eggs
1       - cup whipping cream
1/4    - cup sifted powdered sugar

Garnishes: whole strawberry, fresh mint sprigs


Procedure:

Step 1
- Combine 1 quart strawberries and 1/2 cup sugar, set aside

Step 2
- Combine flour and next 3 ingredients cut in butter with pastry blender until mixture is crumby. Add eggs, stirring until moistened.


Step 3
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead lightly several times to form a ball. (Dough will be grainy.) Press into a wax paper-lined 8-inch round cakepan.

Step 4
- Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan, and peel off wax paper. Cool on wire rack.

Step 5
- Beat whipping cream at low speed with an electric mixer until foamy, gradually add powdered sugar, beating at medium speed until soft peaks form.

Step 6
- Split chortcake crosswise into 2 layers. Place 1 layer on a serving plate, drizzle with 2 tablespoons liquid from strawberry mixture. Spread with half of whipped cream, and arrange half of strawberries on top. Place remaining shortcake layer over strawberries, and top with remaining whipped cream and strawberries.

Garnish: if desired
Yield: one 2-layer shortcake

8 comments:

  1. Really, really beautiful! Looks delicious and the pics are incredible!

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  2. Wow...this looks awesome! Think I could eat the whole thing myself!

    Holly

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  3. Oh, how fabulous! This is strawberry shortcake at its best!!! YUM

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  4. How luscious and delicious that looks!

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