Recipe For Strawberry Shortcake
If you're looking for a recipe that just screams comfort food, Mama's recipe for strawberry shortcake is just what you've been lookin for!
Sure you can use those little sponge cake cups that you find in the produce section of the grocery store in the summertime but when it's so easy to make a REAL shortcake from scratch, why not?
For The Strawberries in Syrup
4 cups of strawberries, sliced (you can use either fresh or frozen)
1/3 cup of sugar
For The Shortcake
2 cups of self-rising flour
1/3 cup of sugar
1 (8-ounce) package of cream cheese
1/3 cup of half and half
For The Whipped Topping:
1 cup of heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoon of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
**You can use a store bought whipped topping for any of your strawberry dessert recipes but fresh whipped cream only takes a few minutes and it is well worth the effort.
Here's what you need to do:
Combine the strawberries and the sugar in a large bowl. Stir well to coat the berries. Set aside. By the time that the shortcake is done you will have a wonderful strawberry syrup!
Put a medium size empty bowl along with your beaters from your electric mixer into the freezer while you make your shortcake. This is a great trick for making the perfect whipped cream!
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Combine the self-rising flour and the sugar and the cream cheese.
Cut in the cream cheese until the mixture resembles course crumbs ( I like to use my fingers).
Mix together the egg and half and half.
Add to the flour mixture.
Mix just until a stiff dough forms. Turn dough out on a heavily floured surface. Knead 15 to 20 times.
Roll out to 3/4 inches thick. Cut using a 2 or 3 inch round cutter.
Place on an ungreased baking sheet about 2 to 3 inches apart and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until a light golden brown.
Take your bowl and beaters out of the freezer. Pour the whipping cream, sugar and vanilla into the bowl. Beat on medium speed until stiff peaks form. This will only take a couple of minutes. (Be careful not to over beat or your whipped cream will turn to butter).
Mama hopes you enjoy this strawberry shortcake recipe!
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