Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Strawberries are always FABULOUS (in my humble opinion) in everything!  I like the mix of the sweet berries with the basic shortcake in this recipe.  It’s FABULOUS!

 

Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 quart fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tbs white sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened, not melted
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2/3 cup milk (I used 1%)
  • 2 cups whipped heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Hull and slice the berries, mix them with 1/4 cup of sugar, set aside to let the juices release
  2. Preheat oven to 425
  3. Grease and flour an 8" round cake pan
  4. Combine flour, baking powder, 2 Tbs sugar, and salt in a medium bowl.
  5. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives, until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs
  6. Add beaten egg and milk into small well in center of mixture.
  7. Stir just until combined, don't over mix
  8. Spread the mixture into the greased pan. Note - it will be thick and hard to spread!
  9. Bake at 425 for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Let cool for about 15 minutes
  11. Turn onto wire rack to cool
  12. Slice the cake in half, creating 2 even layers
  13. Cut pie wedges out of the shortcake, and place on a plate.
  14. Remove the top, place berries onto the bottom half. Top with other half, and then place whipped cream on the top.
  15. If you have enough juice, sprinkle a bit of the berry juice on top.
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As always – enjoy!!!

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