Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Recipe of the week: Strawberry Shortcake

 Strawberry Shortcake

An All-American dessert, this recipe is great for any fresh berries. We especially enjoyed this because strawberries were the first fruits in our garden. If we didn't have time to make the cake. we would cube white bread; with the sugared berries and milk it was quite delicious.

In mixing bowl, beat the eggs, shortening, and sugar until fluffy. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Alternate adding the ilk and dry ingredients into the shortening mixture until batter is smooth. Pour into a greased 9 x13" baking pan or an 11" Bundt pan and bake in preheated 350° F. oven for 50 minutes or until testing pin comes out clean when inserted.

 To serve, cut in squares and split. Put sliced and sugared strawberries between layers, add some whipped cream and whole berries on top. Or serve in a deep dish or bowl with milk--regular or sweetened.
Serves 6.

4 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup (scant) shortening
2 cups (scant) sugar
5 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1¾ cups milk
4 cups sliced strawberries
1 cup whole strawberries
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup whipping cream, whipped

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