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Old Fashioned Strawberry or Other Fruit Shortcake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Kathleen Hooper

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 c flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbs sugar
1/3 c shortening
3/4 c milk
Butter
Strawberries or other fruit
Whipped cream

**Grandma made a note to double for big cake pan

Directions:
Directions:
Mix and sift the dry ingredients and work in the shortening with fingers or a knife. Gradually add enough milk to make a soft dough, mixing with a knife. Toss the dough onto a floured board and tap and roll to one-half inch thickness. Bake in sheets for a large shortcake or cut with a biscuit cutter or bake in muffin tins for individual shortcakes. Bake in a very hot oven (450 - 460) twelve to fifteen minutes. When done, split into two parts, butter, and put crushed sweetened fruit between the layers and on top. Serve hot with cream.
Any fresh berries, peaches, oranges, bananas, or stewed fruits, fresh or dried, may be used for shortcake.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6 - 8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
45 min
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
From cookbook owned by Minerva Kathleen Merritt Hooper (1917 - 2001)
Married Earl Leroy Hooper (1912 - 2002) Married September 12, 1935.

"The American Woman's Cookbook" Edited & Revised by Ruth Berolzheimer, Published for Culinary Arts Institute by Consolidated Book Publishers, Inc, Chicago, 1941

Inscription: To Kathleen From Earl May 29, 1943 Harrisville NY

 

 

 

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