Summertime Strawberry Shortcake

Summertime Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
Photo: Gooseberry Patch
This sweet summertime strawberry shortcake is the perfect ending to any meal. Fresh fruit and cream are the keys to creating this delectable dessert.

Yield:

Makes 6 servings

Recipe from

Gooseberry Patch

Ingredients

3 to 4 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter, divided
1 egg, beaten
2/3 cup light cream
1 cup whipping cream, whipped

Preparation

Toss strawberries with 1/2 cup sugar and set aside.

Combine flour, remaining sugar, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl. Cut in 1/2 cup butter until mixture forms coarse crumbs; set aside.

Whisk together egg and light cream; add to flour mixture, stirring just until moistened. Divide dough into 6 parts; pat into biscuits and place on a greased baking sheet.

Bake at 450 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes, until golden. Cool biscuits briefly on a wire rack. Split in half with a serrated knife; spread bottoms with remaining butter. Top with berries and whipped cream; add tops. Garnish with remaining berries and cream.

Note:

Martha Doyle, Rome, NY,

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