Friday, August 3, 2012

GRANDMA'S STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE

This is a delicious Hoosier recipe.

1 quart fresh strawberries, sliced
1 cup + 2 tbsp granulated sugar, divided
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
1 large egg
1/2 cup cream
butter
whipped cream

Combine the sliced strawberries with the 1 cup of sugar and set aside.

Sift the flours, baking powder, 2 tablespoons of sugar, and salt together into a large bowl.  Cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly.

In a smaller bowl, beat the egg and add the cream.  Add egg mixture to the crumb mixture; stir just until moistened.

Pat mixture into an 8-inch square baking pan.  Bake at 450 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes just until golden brown.  Remove from the pan and cool completely on a wire rack. 

Just before serving, cut cake in to horizontally.  Butter the bottom layer and spoon half the berries over the top.  Place the second layer over the berries and top with the remaining half of the berries.
Cut into individual servings and add a dollop of whipped cream to each.
Yield: 6 to 8 servings

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