Best Darn Strawberry Shortcake

Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

This shortcake recipe belonged to my Great Grandma, handed down to my Grandma...then of course handed down to my Mom, and then little ole me...lol! It's the best shortcake I've ever eaten, and I've tried many...I know it's not shortcake season, but the suns been shining here in Pa...put me in the mood to make it...the kids sure are happy campers tonight...hope you try it sometime...you will love the shortcake...tender and flaky...Yum!

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Serves:

4 - 6

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

MAKE SURE YOU LET THE STRAWBERRIES SIT IN THE SUGAR LONG ENOUGH TO MAKE THOSE YUMMY JUICES

1 - 1 1/2 lb
or 2 - 21/2 cups strawberries, cleaned and sliced
1/2 - 3/4 c
confectioners' sugar

CAKE

2 c
flour
4 tsp
baking powder
1 Tbsp
sugar
1/2 tsp
salt
5 Tbsp
cold butter, sliced into pats
3/4 c
milk

WHIPPED CREAM

1 c
heavy whipping cream
1 tsp
vanilla
1 Tbsp
sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 425 degree F.

Spray a 9 inch pie plate with nonstick cooking spray or grease. Set aside.
2
Slice your berries and place in a bowl. Add the confectioners' sugar and let set for 30 - 45 minutes, stirring every once in awhile.
3
Processor method:

Place flour, salt, sugar in food processor.. Pulse until mixed. Add the 5 tablespoons of butter and pulse until resembles coarse crumbs. Pour into a medium sized mixing bowl.

Bowl method:
Stir together flour, salt and sugar. Cut in butter with pastry cutter or two forks, cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
4
Make a well in the center. Pour in the milk.
5
Stir with a fork just until blended. Dough will look kind of shaggy.
Pour out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead, 2 - 3 times, until all comes together.
6
Press into the pie plate and bake for 15 - 17 minutes. or until baked though and starts to brown.
7
While the shortcake bakes, make your whipped cream.

Using a handheld or standing mixer, whip heavy cream 1 tablespoon sugar and vanilla until medium peaks form. ( About 5 minutes )
8
Cut the cake into wedges. Slice each individual wedge in half. Place bottom into a dish, fill with sweetened berries. Place top on the berries...top with another spoonful of berries and whipped cream.

Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American