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Shortcake and strawberries are one of my favorite desserts, so simple yet so satisfying. While I enjoy making more exotic sweet treats, I love the simple goodness and familiarity of a good shortcake. 

When in a hurry I may buy the little sponge cakes at the grocery store but I prefer a tender, homemade shortcake. It is the best compliment to the fresh sweetness of the strawberries and the richness of the cream.

Shortcake and Strawberries

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.  Grease and flour an 8 inch round cake pan.

2 1/4 cups of all purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar plus a little more to shake on the strawberries
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup milk
2 cups whipped heavy cream
3 pints of fresh strawberries

In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, the sugar and the salt.  With a pasty blender cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center and add the beaten egg and milk. Stir until just combined.

Spread the batter in the prepared pan and bake at 425 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes or until golden brown.  Let cool in the pan on a wire rack.

To serve, cut each piece in half making two layers.  Arrange the layers on a plate and top with the fresh strawberries.  I always shake on some sugar and then add the whipped cream.  Oh yum!

Enjoy!

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8 Responses to Shortcake and Strawberries

  1. Amy says:

    Oh, nom nom nom! Is it wrong that I pinned it before I finished reading the recipe? Simple desserts like this are actually my favorite. Looks delish, and perty, too!

  2. Mmm a classic and a favourite 😀
    Great recipe!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  3. Sarah M says:

    I am sooooo ready for strawberry season! Thanks for linking to Fabulously Frugal Friday Linky Party!

  4. YUM!!! I’d love for you to share this at my Saturday Dishes Link Party this weekend! It’s a themed link up & this week’s theme is Memorial Day & Grilling! This would be a tasty dessert! Feel free to share other old or new posts that fit the theme as well if you have them! (:

    http://lifeisfantasmic.blogspot.com/2014/05/saturday-dishes-memorial-day-grilling.html

  5. Thanks so much for taking the time to link up at Saturday Dishes! I can’t wait to see what other yummy recipes you’ll share in future weeks!

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