Strawberry Shortcake

posted by Jan B 06-07-99 4:38 PM

Strawberry Shortcake
Southern Living - May 1981

1 Qt Strawberries, sliced
1/4 - 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter (less 1 Tbs)
2 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tbs and 1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp. Salt
dash nutmeg
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs, separated

Butter two 9- inch cake pans with reserved 1 tbs butter.

Combine dry ingredients and cut in remaining butter . Combine and mix, milk and egg yolks. Add to flour mixture. Stir with fork. Pat dough out into cake pans (dough will be sticky, moisten fingers with egg whites if necessary).

Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Brush the surface of dough with beaten egg whites, and sprinkle with 1/4 sugar.

Bake 450 degrees 10 - 12 minutes, or until golden.

To serve: Place 1 layer on serving plate. Spoon half of the whipped cream (made from 1 cup whipping cream and 1/4 cup powdered sugar) and arrange 1/2 of sliced strawberries on top. Repeat procedure with remaining cake, whipped cream and strawberries. Reserve a small amount of whipped cream to garnish center of cake and add whole berries.

This does not cut very well, but it sure is impressive looking. I usually use the cake, sliced, and top with strawberries and whipped cream on individual plates. The cake layer will also freeze well.

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