Saturday, May 23, 2009

Strawberry Shortcake

This is the season for strawberries ! If you happen to take a ride out in the country, especially here in Pennsylvania, you may just run across a little roadside stand selling freshly picked strawberries.

Strawberries are high in antioxiants and loaded with vitamins and minerals, so you don't have to feel too guilty about indulging in a piece!


Filling and Topping:

2 containers strawberries ( 2 lbs. )
A scant 1/2 cup sugar


1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter ( or substitute shortening )
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup whole milk
1 egg, beaten


I use Cool Whip

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Mix flour, baking powder and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Stir in sugar and vanilla. Cut in butter with a pastry blender ( I just use a fork ) and blend until the mixture is grainy.

Add milk and beaten egg and beat until smooth. Pour into a greased and floured 8X8 inch square pan. Spread mixture evenly in the pan. Bake 20 minutes or until lightly browned. This will make four generous servings. Split cake while warm and fill and top with strawberry mixture. Butter can be spread on the cake before filling.

Wash and hull strawberries. Slice the strawberries in a large mixing bowl and remove about 1/4 of them and put aside. Mash 3/4 of the berries with the sugar ( the amount of sugar can vary according to the sweetness of the strawberry ) then mix in remaining sliced berries. Before adding all the sugar, you may want to taste the mixture and adjust accordingly.

Top with Cool Whip.

May you have a safe and pleasant summer !



  1. Linda, your short cake looks so yummy! We are coming into strawberry season here in MI in another week or so, but I can't wait that long!

  2. Oh yum! I love freshly picked strawberries. I'm in PA too, State College. I hope to come across a stand soon.
    Have a lvoely weekend. h yeah, I love your header.

  3. Linda that looks so danged yummy! The receipe is easy enough too. Thanks gonna try this one out!

  4. WooooHoooo...Guess what we are having for desert tonite?

    My very favorite fruit and this looks so positively delish.

    Thanks Linda for sharing the recipe.


  5. Thank you, Linda! I usually just grab those packaged shortcakes, but this is so easy. There's nothing like something fresh from the oven! I'm anxious to try this recipe, especially for when my kids come over. I know we will love it!


  6. Oh man! I am drooling all over my keyboard! This recipe sounds like a real keeper!
    Thanks so much for sharin' sweetie. :> )

  7. Oh Linda, How I wish I could eat strawberries. Your recipe looks sooooooooo delicious!

    I'll just have to pass it on to my Son-in-law. He's the chef in his house.

    Thank You!


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