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S is for Strawberry Shortcakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 quart strawberries, sliced
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 butter, melted

Directions:

Sprinkle strawberries with 1 cup sugar. Let stand 1 hour.

Heat oven to 450 degrees F.

Mix flour, 2 Tbsp. sugar, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl. Stir in milk and butter just until blended.

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Sprinkle surface lightly with flour. Turn dough onto surface, gently smooth into a ball. Knead 20-25 times.

Roll or pat dough into shortcakes 3/4 inch thick. Cut into shortcakes with a floured 3-3 1/2 inch biscuit cutter. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 10-12 minutes or till golden.

Split warm cakes crosswise, fill and top with strawberries. Serve with whipped cream or cool whip.

Makes 4

By imaqt1962

Adapted From The Alpha Bakery Children's Cookbook. This is a cookbook for children with recipes from a-z published by General Mills/Betty Crocker in 1991.

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By guest (Guest Post)
September 17, 20050 found this helpful

Great recipe (and easy enough for children to make)
I love shortcake and get so upset when eating out and being served Spongecake as a not-so-good replacement for shortcake. If I order shortcake...that`s what I want. If I order Spongecake..That`s a whole other type of thing. Your simple, right-to-the-point recipe is great. Thanks a lot!

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