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Due to its lower fat content, this shortcake can overcook and crumble quickly, so watch it carefully in the oven--don't allow it to brown.

Recipe by Cooking Light July 2002

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Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

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Yield:
10 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • To prepare strawberries, combine strawberries and 1/4 cup sugar; cover and chill 1 hour.

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  • Preheat oven to 400°.

  • To prepare shortcake, lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (flour through baking soda) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Combine buttermilk and vanilla; add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist (dough will be sticky).

  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 4 times with floured hands. Pat dough into an 8-inch circle on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Brush top with egg white; sprinkle with 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar.

  • Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes on a wire rack. Carefully split shortcake in half horizontally using a serrated knife; cool layers separately on wire racks.

  • Place bottom half of shortcake, cut side up, on a serving plate. Drain strawberries, reserving juice; drizzle juice over bottom half of shortcake. Spread 2 cups whipped topping over shortcake layer; arrange strawberries over whipped topping. Top with remaining shortcake layer, cut side down. Garnish with whipped topping and whole strawberry, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

246 calories; calories from fat 27%; fat 7.4g; saturated fat 4.4g; mono fat 2.1g; poly fat 0.5g; protein 4g; carbohydrates 40.3g; fiber 2.2g; cholesterol 19mg; iron 1.6mg; sodium 348mg; calcium 90mg.
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