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Ma Moe’s Short Bread Recipe

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This recipe for Ma Moe’s Short Bread, by , is from Harry's Favorite Recipes Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Lee Thomas
Added: Friday, August 29, 2008


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup shortening
1 TBLS cold butter
3/4 cup milk

2 pints strawberries,


1 1/2 cups thinly sliced apples
1/4 cup sugar
2 TBLS water
1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp conrstarch
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tsp sugar

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Cut shortening into flour mixture until it forms coarse crumbs. Add milk. Mix with fork until particles cling together. Form dough into a ball and transfer to lightly floured bread board. Knead gently 8 to 10 times. Roll dough out with rolling pin until about 1/2-inch thick. Cut with 2-inch round cutter or cut into 2-inch squares. Place on baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes.

To make shortcake, add 1 cup sugar. Then prepare the filling and topping. Wash and prepare 2 pints of strawberries. Top with milk, cream, or whipped cream.




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