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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Strawberry Shortcake

(from the old Better Homes & Gardens Cookbook)

6 C chopped strawberries
1/2 C sugar
2 C flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 C marg or butter
1 egg
2/3 C milk

Stir together berries and 1/4 C of the sugar. Set aside. Stir together remaining sugar, flour and baking powder. Cut in margarine till mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Combine egg and milk; add all at once to dry ingredients. Stir just to moisten. Spread into a greased 8x1 1/2 in. round baking pan, building up edge slightly. Bake in a 450 F (220 C) oven for 15-18 minutes or till toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes and remove from pan. Cut into 8 servings and top with berries.

We like to serve ours with milk and brown sugar.

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