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Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

May 1, 2010

Strawberry season is here!  Our family loves to pick strawberries at a local farm.  Last year we picked about 40 lbs. of strawberries for frozen jam and shortcake.  Here is our recipe for strawberry shortcake (more like a shortbread) with real whipped cream.

Strawberry Shortcake
From the kitchen of: Joy Moore
Serves: 8
Preparation Time: 30 mins.
Cooking Time: 15 mins.

Ingredients for sauce:
1 qt.     fresh strawberries, sliced
¼ c.     granulated sugar

Ingredients for shortcake:
2 c.      all purpose flour
¼ c.     salted butter
4 t.       baking powder
1          egg
6 T.     sugar
¼ c.     milk

Ingredients for topping:
1 c.      heavy whipping cream
2 T.     powdered sugar

Preparation:
1. For sauce: combine strawberries and sugar, and set aside.
2. Preheat oven to 425.
3. Grease round pan.
4. For cake: mix flour, baking powder, sugar and butter.  Batter will be like small peas.
5. With fork, add egg and milk.
6. Put into round pan.
7. Bake at 425 for 15 mins.
8. For topping:  Beat the cream, gradually adding the sugar.

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