Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

I rarely bake. Strawberries call for shortcake. I can not find good shortcake anywhere in town. So I baked this. I used an old recipe on a index card in the back of my oldest Joy of Cooking Book ( I have 4-5 editions). It was probably in there when I bought it at an estate sale. I changed shortening to butter. Milk to cream. White sugar to turbinado. They came out pretty darn good! Strawberry season is short and I may fit this in again this year.

Strawberry Shortcake

1 container of strawberries cut into halves or quarters depending on size

1/4 cup turbinado sugar

Combine the strawberries and sugar and let sit for 1-2 hours. This will draw out the juices.

1 1/4 cup heavy cream

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup confectioners sugar

Whip the cream to soft peaks. Stir in vanilla and sugar

Shortcake

2 cups flour

4 teaspoons baking powder

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 Tablespoon turbinado sugar

4 Tablespoons cold butter

3/4 cup heavy cream

Preheat oven to 450 degrees

1. Whisk dry ingredients together.

2. Cut in butter.

3. Stir in cream. The dough will still be a little crumbly.

4. Drop 6 large spoonfuls on to a cookie sheet. Just pile the crumbly bits up if needed.

5. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake 15-17 minutes. Let cool.

6. Top the shortcakes with whipped cream and berries.

 

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