Sunday, February 27, 2011

Strawberry shortcake


2 cups strawberries, hulled, halved or quartered
3 tbsp icing sugar

Mash 1/4 of the strawberries with a fork and toss all the strawberries with icing sugar and leave for 1 hour at room temperature.

shortcake
1 cup flour
3 oz caster sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt *
1 cup whipping cream

*Although the recipe says 1/2 tsp salt I always put 1/4 tsp salt for 1 cup flour.
Sift flour with 2 oz sugar, baking powder, salt and add cream slowly using a fork to toss lightly until the mixture forms a clump.
Gather the clumps, do not knead the dough.

Shape into a 6" log and cut 6 slices and place in a lightly greased baking tray. Sprinkle 1 oz sugar and bake until light golden brown at 400F for 15 minutes. Cool in a wire rack.

to serve
1 cup whipping cream whip till soft peaks form

Once cooled cut the
shortcake in half horizontally using a serrated knife.
Top each bottom half of the shortcake with whipped cream then layer some strawberries and place the tops. Can add some whipped cream on the tops as well.


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95 comments:

  1. I love desserts with strawberries, including this one. Looks so yummy...:).

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  2. Looks fantastic - the colours, the pictures and of course the strawberry shortcake!

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  3. I always thought I made great shortcake until I saw yours.... wow just delicious!

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  4. WOW the dessert is looking lip smacking. Yummy combination of strawberries, cream and shortcake.

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  5. AWww !
    so dainty and pretty, im sure they tasted GREAT.
    they do look super lovely . (:

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  6. wow...very tempting and delicious cake....

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  7. Assalamualaikum !
    I'm so happy .. thanks a lot for the follow :)
    btw even i'm from Toronto ... we should definitely keep in touch !
    I'm following you as well :D

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  8. awesome.. they look deliciously yummy..

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  9. hey dats fabulous dear...love it and the presentation

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  10. Oh my, these look lovely! I like that they are smaller and can be served individually.

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  11. The short cake looks delectable. just yummy :)

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  12. Awesomeness! These just get you ready for spring!

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  13. Mouthwatering here...simply superb and tempting shortcake....

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  14. Love it dear, so nicely done, and it looks so appetizing.

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  15. I haven't had a strawberry shortcake in quite a while. Thanks for the reminder and recipe.

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  16. Very nice. Since I will post it before the roundup of weekly bake-off in the kid's delight, I will not post it again in bake-off. Hope you are alright with it. What kind of plates are they? They look smaller than saucers. They are cute.

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  17. Those look really sinful..I want some right now!:)


    US Masala

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  18. i love strawberry shortcakes but havent baked my own shortcakes. thanks for making it so simple!

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  19. Strawberry shortcake is the best! it puts together two things that I truly love

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  20. this is one of my fav...looks delish!.
    Smitha
    http://smithasspicyflavors.blogspot.com/

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  21. Your shortcakes look so light and fluffy! I haven't made my own shortcakes before but now I definitely want to after seeing yours! :) They look sooo good.

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  22. OMG! What a mouthwatering strawberry cupcakes. Looks delicious.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  23. Waiting for the strawberry season to try this recipe!

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  24. Never knew these to be so simple!!

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  25. Very tempting and colorful shortcakes !!!

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  26. Yummy looking strawberry shortcakes, nice!

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  27. Oh my, I Have been craving strawberries and especially strawberry shortcake.

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  28. Awesome strawberry short cake i love to try them.

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  29. Oh wow..what an interesting shortcake..love it!!!

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  30. The short cake looks really amazing! I love the photos..they are really stunning :)

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  31. very yummy shortcakes ,my daughter loves this

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  32. yummy................yummy,,...........

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  33. Looks just perfect...I wish I could grab some now..:)

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  34. I'm getting so excited for strawberry season - this looks great!

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  35. Haven't tried them yet but sure your recipe and click tempt me to ahead and start baking my own strawberry shortcakes!

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  36. Wow...this strawberry shortcakes are looking awesome, just perfect for the kids. I have bookmarked this wonderful recipe of yours and will shortly try. Thanks for sharing... !

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  37. Just perfect to enjoy anytime...I wish I could grab some now.

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  38. Wow I would like a big bite of this. Please visit me and collect your award.

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  39. Looks awesome,love it,tempting clicks dear.

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  40. that looks perfect..strawberries n cream is such n awesome combo

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  41. beautifull photos,delicious dessert strawberries.Greetings MARIMI

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  42. looks delicious and yummy .......

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  43. wow, looks so great with fresh berries, yumm

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  44. Thanks for sharing yaar, bookmarked ..yum yum yum

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  45. A classic and it always hits the spot. :)

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  46. nice clicks..nice recipe..looks so delicious..

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  47. Strawberry shortcake is a favorite in our house!

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  48. I love the idea of cutting shortcakes from a log. I am so ready for spring berries, and shortcake will be one of the first desserts I make. Beautiful!!!

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  49. Excellent recipe!!! The shortcake looks so scrummy and fresh cream and strawberries make it irresistible :)!!!

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  50. Wow these look better than the one I usually get at the Fair! When I make these at home I use the biscuit mix recipe. :) That's pretty sad...I saved your recipe!

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  51. looks so cute & lovely idea..

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  52. Strawberry shortcake is my dad's favorite! Thanks for sharing such a tasty treat. I hope you had a great Monday...and that tomorrow is even better, my sweet friend!

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  53. Looks great ..pictures are awesome.

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  54. Its wonderful! also reminds me of the famous cartoon series ;)

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  55. I've never made home made shortcake. Yours looks delicious!

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  56. Oh, yummy!!! Love this light and summery dessert! Or breakfast, for that matter!!

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  57. short cake looks so tempting

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  58. This is such a perfect combination. A classic for good reason. Looks delicious!

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  59. This reminds me of breakfast scones with strawberries and cream, and it looks really scrumptious!

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  60. There is nothing like fresh strawberry shortcake! Yours is beautiful, and a reminder that stawberry season here in NY is a few months away - yea!!

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  61. I dolci con le fragole sono i miei preferiti,complimenti!!!!;-)
    Un bacio

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  62. Beautiful pics and very easy recipe... Loved it..

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  63. very tempting n delicious dessert

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  64. What a tempting strawberry dessert! wish i could grab one..yum yum

    Aaha Oho

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  65. Shortcake looks so cute with all that strawberry. very nice recipe dear.

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  66. looks soo yummy and such an easy recipe :)

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  67. I love this shortcake creation with fresh strawberries! Very tempting!

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  68. These little treats are perfect for a sweet breakfast!

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  69. You make this sound very easy!

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  70. what a yummy dish.... love it...

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  71. Lovely click!!! Delicious shortcake.......yummy!!!

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  72. Gorgeous Strawberry shortcake and absolutely beautiful pictures and instructions!! So Tempting:)

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  73. I cannot wait for strawberry season to make this shortcake! Actually I bet they would taste great eaten with strawberry jelly until then! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop!

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  74. Lovely shortcakes. Have to try them

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  75. Picture perfect and taste buds inviting yummy bites on the plate, thank you for sharing :)

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  76. Yum! I love strawberry shortcake...looks delicious!

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  77. sounds delicious! can't wait to try this with the big fresh berries that are coming into season. saving this to http://cookmarked.com until then. :)

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