Monday, June 22, 2009

Strawberry Shortcake


1/4 cup sugar
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup butter
1 beaten egg
2/3 cup milk

Stir together sugar, flour, and baking powder. Cut in the butter till mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Combine the egg and milk; add to dry mixture. Stir just to moisten. Spread the batter into a greased 8 x 1 1/2~inch round baking pan.

Bake in a 450* oven for 15 to 18 minutes or till a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan.

from Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book

Top with strawberries and sugar mashed with a pastry blender. I used a pound of berries with about 1/4 cup sugar. And don't forget the fresh whipped cream! A pint of whipping cream, a couple of tablespoons of sugar, and a nip of almond extract (I use this stuff in everything now); beat with an electric mixer till fluffy. Just see if any makes it out of the bowl and onto the shortcake!

The best compliment I could receive: happy, messy babies.


Poetikat said...

It's my birthday in 2 days and Strawberry Shortcake is my absolute fave! How did you know? Now I'll have to find someone to make it for me. Anyone?


Miss Jen said...

Ummmm.... I made strawberry Shortcake the other night too! :) It is SO yummy!! Looks like you all had a fabulous time.

Many Blessings~ Jen

Melody said...

Oh yum!!!! That looks delicious! I may have to make some soon!

LDH said...

ummmm. great recipe and very sweet little peeps enjoying their mama's treat!

Roo and Wren's Mama said...

Oh yum. I will have to make this soon. Yay for strawberry season!

Poetikat said...

So, I went out for dinner and had what someone considered a "strawberry shortcake" which was really just poundcake and frozen strawberries and some bright red gunk all buried in fake whipped cream. I just kept thinking about YOUR shortcake and how your photos ruined me for anything less. Thanks, Michele. (ha ha)