Celebrate the holiday with this luscious dessert! It's perfect to take along to
picnics or enjoy in your own backyard
and can be found in our book, 101 Homestyle Favorites. Originally shared
by Martha Doyle of Rome, New York, it
tastes just like summer to us. Hope this
weekend is one to remember!
Summertime Strawberry Shortcake
3 to 4 c. strawberries,
hulled and sliced
1/2 c. plus 2 T. sugar,
2 c. all-purpose flour
1 T. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
3/4 c. butter, divided
1 egg, beaten
2/3 c. light cream
1 c. whipping cream,
Toss strawberries with 1/2 cup sugar and set aside. Combine flour, remaining sugar, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl. Cut in 1/2 cup butter until mixture forms coarse crumbs; set aside. Whisk together egg and light cream; add to flour mixture, stirring just until moistened. Divide dough into 6 parts; pat into biscuits and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 450 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes, until golden. Cool biscuits briefly on a wire rack. Split in half with a serrated knife; spread bottoms with remaining butter. Top with berries and whipped cream; add tops. Garnish with remaining berries and cream. Makes 6 servings.
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