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Homemade Goodness

April 6, 2011

Every year I get really excited about the berry season – specifically the opening of the Lewis Farms stand….which, by the way, there’s 2 this year, one down by the CB bridge!!  Yesterday I picked up my first pound of strawberries, and today I HAD to stop by and pick up 2 more.  I am addicted to fresh, local strawberries!!  So to celebrate the beginning of strawberry season I HAD to find a great Strawberry Shortcake recipe….so here it is:

  • 2 cups Whole Wheat White flour (can use all purpose)
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 3 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 stick (8 Tablespoons) Butter
  • 1 whole Egg Beaten
  • ½ cups Cold Half-and-Half or Whole Milk

Mix dry ingredients.  Cut butter into small pieces & “cut” into dry ingredients with pastry blender or a fork.  Beat egg, add milk to egg, mix, then add to dry ingredients.  Form a ball.  On counter top, press into a 7 1/2 x 5 inch rectangle.  Cut into 6 pieces.  Put on cookie sheet 1 inch apart.  Sprinkle with extra sugar if you want.  Bake 375 degrees for 12 minutes or until golden.

Here’s the best part – HOMEMADE WHIPPED CREAM!!  I will never buy the Cool Whip junk again.  I tried to think of words to explain it to Jeff, here’s a few: delectable & heavenly.  Get a thesaurus and get your own words 🙂

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Whip cream until almost stiff. Add sugar and vanilla; beat until cream holds peaks.

That’s it.  It’s well worth the 3 minutes it takes.

Sooooo – split the shortcake, spread whipped cream, add strawberries, add more whipped cream, put the top shortcake on and add more whipped cream – enjoy!  If there’s any whipped cream left in the bowl – LICK IT CLEAN!!

One Comment leave one →
  1. jill permalink
    April 17, 2011 8:34 pm

    oh. snap.

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