Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Strawberry Shortcake- Vintage recipe
Needless to say strawberry shortcake is one of my absolute favorite desserts.. I've always made the shortcake from the bisquik recipe on the box. I figured it's about time I try it from scratch. It turned out delicious, a good balance to the sweet strawberries and cream. And it was super easy to prepare.
Recipe from Fireside Cookbook 1949
2 cups sifted flour
2 1/2 tea baking powder
3/4 tea salt
2 TB sugar
5 TB shortening
3/4 cup milk
Sift flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into bowl. Cut in shortening with pastry blender until it looks like course meal. Add milk and stir until you have a soft dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 30 seconds. Divide dough into two parts, 2/3 for bottom, 1/3 for top. Pat or roll larger section onto floured surface and shape evenly. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Dot well with butter or brush heavily with melted butter. Bake 450 12 to 15 minutes. Remove top section and place strawberries on the bottom crust and cover with top. Garnish with homemade whipped cream.