Strawberry Shortcake

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@DailyInspiration

This is a great year-round dessert since strawberries can always be found in the market.

Recipe is from my "New Dieters" cookbook -- 206 calories per serving. : )

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

3 c
sliced fresh strawberries
2 Tbsp
sugar
1 2/3 c
all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp
sugar
2 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
baking soda
3 Tbsp
margarine or butter
1
beaten egg
1/2 c
buttermilk
nonstick cooking spray
2 c
frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed or 1.3 ounce envelope whipped dessert topping mix
fresh strawberry fans (optional)

Step-By-Step

1Combine sliced strawberries and the 2 tbsp. sugar. Cover and let sit in refrigerator at least 1 hour.
2In a mixing bowl, stir together flour, 1 tbsp. sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Using a pastry blender, cut in margarine or butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Combine egg and buttermilk. Add to flour mixture all at once, stirring until combined.
3Drop dough from a tablespoon onto an ungreased baking sheet, making 8 mounds.
4Bake in a 450 degree oven for 7 - 8 minutes or until golden. Trasfer shortcakes to a wire rack and cool about 10 minutes.
5Meanwhile, if using topping mix, prepare according to package directions using skim milk. To serve, cut shortcakes in half horizontally. Spoon half of the strawberries and one-fourth of the whipped topping over bottom layers. Replace tops. Spoon remaining strawberries and topping onto each shortcake (or spoon strawberries around shortcake). If desired, garnish with a strawberry fan.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat
Other Tag: Quick & Easy