Sunday, June 7, 2009

Delicious strawberry shortcake

Yum!! I live with two strawberry junkies so I was trying to find a yummy recipe that would be perfect for all the summer strawberry goodness! (Christine, I will make this for you whenever you come to visit!) I found this recipe on All Recipes and messed with it just a tad, based on some of the comments. Super yummy!!

Couple of things: when you make pastry dough (biscuit, pie, etc) you have to blend the butter/shortening into the flour. What this lady did instead of cutting it in was to freeze the butter, grate it and then stir it into the flour. I would never have thought of that, but it worked really well! So, the directions will call for that. But if you want to go old school with a pastry cutter/fork, feel free.


INGREDIENTS

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp baking powder
5 Tbsp sugar, divided
1/2 cup butter, frozen
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup cold half-and-half
1/2 tsp vanilla
Beaten egg white or melted butter (optional)
Strawberries, macerated with sugar/Splenda
Cool Whip or whipped cream


DIRECTIONS

Combine flour, salt, baking powder and 3 Tbsp of sugar.

A little at a time, grate the butter into the flour mix. Toss gently to combine after each butter addition.

Combine egg, half-and-half, and vanilla. Stir into flour/butter mix until combined.

Shape dough into six biscuits and place on greased cookie sheet. Brush tops with an egg wash/butter and sprinkle with remaining sugar. (If you're lazy like me, just spray them with Pam spray and then sprinkle on the sugar - it works!)

Bake at 425° for 12-14 minutes, till barely browned. Let cool 5-10 minutes. Top with macerated strawberries and Cool Whip or whipped cream. YUM!!!

2 comments:

Melody said...

I like that frozen butter idea. Very cool. I love being able to learn from so many different and talented people. Can't wait to try this.

turn-turn10 said...

Psst... Post some pictures of what you're making! ;)
I know you're busy, just thought I'd remind you. But this sounds uberrrr good.