Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Strawberry Shortcakes...YUM!

I came across this recipe on the internet and had to share...it looks DELISH!

Strawberry Shortcakes

3 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
3 tsp baking powder
2/3 cup cold butter; chopped into small cubes
2 eggs
zest of one lemon
Preheat oven to 450 degrees

Combine dry ingredients. Cut in butter until completely incorporated and mixture looks like small crumbs. Set mixture aside.

Add eggs to a separate bowl and whisk. Add milk and lemon and whisk once more. Pour into the bowl of dry ingredients and stir, just until moistened.

Dump dough onto heavily floured surface and gently work into a rectangle 1" thick (this will be messy but be patient and it will come together). Using a biscuit cutter, cut into individual biscuits. Place biscuits onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until puffed and golden brown and centers are separated (so that once they are cooled you can just split them apart).
Layer shortcakes with whipped cream and fresh strawberries. (If the berries are large slice before serving)
Happy Summer!

*recipe and photo-courtesy of The Farm Chicks

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