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Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Chelsea Clarke
Added: Sunday, March 29, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup butter (cold and cut into chunks)
7/8 cup milk
Confectioners sugar
Sprig of fresh mint
Whipped cream
Fresh strawberries
Strawberry sauce
Chocolate shavings

Directions:
Directions:
Mix and sift together dry ingredients. Working shortening with finger tips or pastry cutter as you would make pie crust or biscuits. Work quickly and keep everything cold.

Add liquid gradually and blend only enough to make a soft dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured board. Roll lightly to 1/2" thickness.

Cut into 3 inch squares or with a round to 1/2" cookie cutter, or cut into 6 to 7 inch circles for large shortcakes.

Bake in a preheated 450F oven until shortcakes are crisp and very light in color and, this will depend on what size shortcakes have been cut; the smallest been cooked in little as 10 minutes or less, and the largest requiring 15 to 20 minutes, depending on your oven. Keep a sharp eye out and watch constantly to avoid scorching!!!

When done remove from oven and allow to cool on wire racks, then split into halves ASAP!!!

Serve with a creme filling of whipped cream or pastry cream and top with fresh strawberries, strawberry sauce, and chocolate shavings.

Sprinkle with Confectioners sugar and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint!!!

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Depends on size
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
anywhere from 5 to 20 mintues depending on the size
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Mmm Mmm Good!!!

 

 

 

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