Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Strawberry Shortcake

This is just another wonderful way to eat strawberries. I remember when Crystal first brought these to community group and I seriously went up for thirds. The shortcakes are so amazing. I bet they would be awesome with some strawberry freezer jam spread on top! Instead of cutting them out in squares, I roll the dough into large balls and slightly squish them down on the pan before baking them. I just think they look cuter round.

3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup white sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup butter
2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1 egg, beaten
3 cups sliced fresh strawberries
3 tablespoons white sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a large bowl, mix flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder and cream of tartar. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives. Stir in cream and egg. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead 2 minutes. Press into a half-inch thick sheet. Cut into squares. Place on baking sheets.
Bake in preheated oven 20 minutes, or until golden. Sprinkle 3 tablespoons sugar over sliced berries.
Let shortcakes cool before splitting and filling with sugared berries.

1 comment:

Angela said...

I almost tried these instead of the ones I ended up making!


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