Strawberry Shortcake

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I wish I could say that I was able to make this with strawberries from our garden.  Or anyone else’s garden, for that matter.  Instead I just used grocery store strawberries.  The results still caused me to eat two helpings.  Summer food at it’s best.

Here’s what you’ll need:

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2 cups flour

2 Tbs. sugar

1 Tbs. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 cup butter

1 egg, beaten

2/3 cup milk

Cut all the dry ingredients together with the butter.  It will look like this:

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Stir in the egg and milk.  The batter will be thick.  Put it into a square 8″ or 9″ pan that you’ve greased.  I lined mine with parchment paper, but only because my square pan is in terrible shape and rusty on the bottom.  I need to invest a few dollars in a new one. 

Bake at 450 degrees for 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Serve with strawberries sweetened with sugar and whipped cream.  strawberry-shortcake-berries

I confess that when we ran out of strawberries and still had cake left, I thawed a small bowl of frozen mixed berries, added sugar and used those on the shortcake.  I used whipped cream too.  And it was the middle of the day.  Don’t be like me.  I’m not a good example.

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  1. Our strawberries are just starting to blush but I’m hoping for a trip to the local farm to pick some. Think I’ll try this with those! Looks delicious :)

  2. Yum! Strawberry Shortcake is one of my favorites! Your shortcake looks like it turned out perfectly!

  3. I love strawberries and this looks great! I wanted to thank you for all of the great recipes you share. Also, I nominated you for a blog award and you can get the details here:

    http://budget-bites.blogspot.com/2009/06/blog-award.html

    Thanks again!

  4. Your shortcake looks super! Makes me wish I could grow some berries :)

  5. There is nothing like HM strawberry shortcake. When I lived at home we would pick strawberries for a whole day. When we came home we had strawberry shortcake for dinner (not desert, but dinner)! We could have as much as we wanted, it was Great! Thanks for bringing back that memory!

  6. That strawberry shortcake looks so yummy! May have to make some this weekend!

  7. I am so going to be making this!

  8. Making this tonight!
    Love the berry cobbler. :)

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