Sunday, March 2, 2008

Strawberry Shortcake

Growing up my mother often resorted to using the recipe on the back of the bisquick box for strawberry shortcake. Josh is a little more adventuresome (and less kitchen tired) though and prefers my mom's own recipe for shortcake. We look forward to when strawberries are on sale and plentiful so we can make this simple dessert.

2 c flour
3 ts baking powder
3/4 ts salt
3 Tbs sugar
1/2 c shortening
1 egg beaten
1/3 c milk

sliced strawberries mixed with sugar to get them to juice

Mix together until you get a ball of dough. Place ball in greased pie pan and squish it down to fill the pan evenly. You do not need to push it to the sides of the pan. Bake at 450 for 15-20 minutes, until deep golden brown and toothpick comes out clean in center. Cool slightly, cut into wedges. To serve place wedge in bowl, slice it in half lengthwise. I like to butter mine then put strawberries (with the juice) in the middle, place the top back on and top with more strawberries and whip cream. Really yummy served when the shortcake is warm.

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