Wednesday, April 16, 2008

INGREDIENTS
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup white sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup butter
2/3 cup heavy cream
1 egg, beaten
3 cups sliced fresh strawberries
3 tablespoons white sugar

DIRECTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. In a large bowl, mix flour, 1/4 cup sugar, and baking powder. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives. Stir in cream and egg. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead 2 minutes. Press into a half-inch thick sheet. Cut into squares. Place on baking sheets.
3. Bake in preheated oven 20 minutes, or until golden. Sprinkle 3 tablespoons sugar over sliced berries.
4. Let shortcakes cool before splitting and filling with sugared berries.

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