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)

How to Make Strawberry Shortcake

Step-by-Step

  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.

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About Strawberry Shortcake

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




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