Monday, May 20, 2013

Strawberry Shortcake

 
 
When I think of Summer desserts I think of sweet Strawberry Shortcakes!! This recipe is easy and fast to whip up. And aren't they so charming??
Shortcakes-
2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp baking powder
3 tbsp butter
1 egg
1 cup heavy cream
Strawberry Sauce-
4 cups fresh sliced strawberries
1/3 cup sugar- use more or less depending on sweetness of strawberries.
zest of 1 lemon
juice of half a lemon- about 2 tbsp
1 tbsp cornstarch
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Stir together flour, sugar, salt, & baking powder in a large mixing bowl. cut in butter sill crumbly. Stir in heavy cream & egg. Continue mixing till a dough forms and roll out onto a floured surface about 3/4 in thick and cut into 6 pieces using a 3 inch round cutter. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake about 10 minutes or until lightly golden. Meanwhile in a medium sauce pan combine ingredients for the strawberry sauce over med low heat. Stir to coat the strawberries and cook until thickened and a sauce forms, about 8 minutes. Once shortcakes have cooled slice in half and top bottom half with strawberry sauce and fresh whipped cream then top with the top half of shortcake. Top with more whip cream and dust with powdered sugar. Sensationally sweet!!!

7 comments:

  1. Could I feature this recipe and the photo on my blog? I'll give you the credit and put a link to your blog? Thanks!

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  2. Hi Morgan, sure that would be just fine! Thanks for asking. :)

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  3. ohw my god.. just look at that sweet strawberry syrup. Delicious! I could almost taste it just by looking at the picture. This is one of the sweetest and delightful recipe I've seen. Keep it up!

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  4. Excellent! I made mine in muffin top tins for individual shortcakes.

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  5. Beautiful, I love cakes and also trying to make them would be an achievement in my case and what I've accomplished by far is the basic 3-step cheesecake.

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  6. WOW yummy strawberriesss..!!! Looks so sweet cakes, i like your post very much. Delicious food guide.


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