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strawberry shortcake

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Daily Inspiration S
Somewhere, TX

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. : )

(1 rating)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For strawberry shortcake

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

How To Make strawberry shortcake

  • 1
    Combine sliced strawberries and the 2 tbsp. sugar. Cover and let sit in refrigerator at least 1 hour.
  • 2
    In 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.
  • 3
    Drop dough from a tablespoon onto an ungreased baking sheet, making 8 mounds.
  • 4
    Bake in a 450 degree oven for 7 - 8 minutes or until golden. Trasfer shortcakes to a wire rack and cool about 10 minutes.
  • 5
    Meanwhile, 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.