Sunday, June 7, 2009

It's Summertime!

How do you know it's summertime?
You know it's summertime when you've had your first strawberry shortcake! I like my "cake" portion of the strawberry shortcake to be more scone-like than cake-like. However, after making these, I learned that David would rather have a cake-like shortcake...but that didn't stop him from eating two of these!
Rich Shortcake
Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook (1939 recipe)
2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 Tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup milk
1 egg, beaten

Preheat oven to 425-degrees. In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Using a pastry cutter, cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center of the mixture, and add the milk and egg. Stir just until the dough clings together. On a heavily floured surface, coat the dough lightly with flour. Knead the dough gently for 10-12 strokes. Form the dough into a thick disk, and cut the disk into 8 triangles. Place on baking sheet with about 2 inches between each triangle. Bake about 10 minutes, or until shortcakes are golden brown. Cool completely. Split in half, layering strawberries and whipped cream.

1 comment:

  1. Looks delish! You can tell it's strawberry season, I've seen several strawberry shortcake posts around the blogosphere! :)


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