Shortcake is one of the easiest Easter dessert recipes and it is very versatile. You take the basic cake recipe below and adapt it to fit your family’s tastes.
I like to serve it with whatever fruit is in season, but my family's favorite is strawberries soaked in sugar. This is so good, the sugar pulls the juices from the strawberries and soaks the cake. Top it with whipped cream and you've got a delicious dessert!
My mom used to serve us this cake with the strawberries soaked in sugar and homemade vanilla ice cream. Yum, but gives me a toothache thinking about it now. Your family might prefer this cake with just strawberries and ice cream. Either way, it's good! Here’s the recipe. Enjoy!
Ingredients: 2 c flour, 4 tsp baking powder, 3/4 tsp salt, 1 tbl sugar, 2 tbl butter, 2 tbl shortening, 3/4 c half and half, melted butter, and toppings of your choice.
Directions: Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut in butter and shortening. Mix in half-and-half. Drop by large spoonfuls onto a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick spray or lined with parchment paper. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 15 minutes or until brown. Cool and eat with your favorite toppings.
As I mentioned before, my favorite topping is strawberries and sugar. To make this, just cut up some strawberries (about a pint for every two people) and pour about 1/2 cup of sugar on the strawberries, mix, and let it sit until the juices come out of the strawberries. Mix again and it's ready to use as a topping.
The amount of sugar to strawberries you use will vary based on your individual tastes. So, adjust according to how sweet you like your strawberries.
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