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Strawberry Shortcake Melt-Aways

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Servings: 6
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
7 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup (1/6 lb.) butter or margarine, in chunks
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
1 quart sliced strawberries (cut 1/4 inch thick)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. In a bowl, mix 1 1/2 cups flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add butter and cut in with a pastry blender or rub in with your fingers until fine crumbs form. Add 3/4 cup cream and stir with a fork until dough holds together.

2. On a lightly floured board, knead dough just until smooth, 3 or 4 turns. Coat board with more flour and roll dough into a 4-8 inch rectangle. With a floured knife or fluted cutter, cut into 6 equal rectangles. Space rectangles 2 inches apart on a 12-15 inch baking sheet. Sprinkle evenly with 1 teaspoon sugar.

3. Bake in a 375° F regular or 350° convection oven until shortcakes are deep golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool on sheet at least 15 minutes.

4. As shortcakes bake, in a bowl, gently mix strawberries with 2 tablespoons sugar. In another bowl, with a mixer on medium-high speed, whip remaining 3/4 cup cream, 1 tablespoon sugar, and vanilla until mixture holds soft mounds; cover and chill.

5. With a serrated knife, split shortcakes in half horizontally. Set bottoms cut side up on plates. Mound strawberries and whipped cream on bottoms. Set tops cut side down on fruit and cream.

Makes: 6 Strawberry Shortcake Melt-Aways.

Source: DianasDesserts.comq
Date: September 11 2002


Reviewer: d
Very easy and sooooo much better than the boxed variety....lots of requests for the recipe..

Reviewer: Tasha
Freaking fantastic! My only modifications were to mash some of the strawberries into a sauce and add more sugar to the whipped cream topping. So yummy and easy!!

Reviewer: Dawn
First time ever making shortcakes and this was a simple and most delish dish. Try a little ice cream in the middle.

Reviewer: Daniel
I go to L.C.I. (Lincoln Culinary Institute) and used this recipe. Everyone loved it. Thanks, and I used Tasha's modifications. It was a good idea.


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