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This blog is dedicated to the best meal of the day.

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Strawberry Short Cake. It’s definitely something we are all familiar with when its summer time. And even though Fall is right around the corner, Strawberry Shortcake is still an easy and delicious dessert that everyone can make. A classic Strawberry Shortcake isn’t what you usually find in your supermarket bakery. A traditional shortcake isn’t made with a sponge cake, its made with a shortcake or short bread recipe. Shortcake gets it’s name from the adding of shortening or butter to a dough which makes it tender. Calling a baking lard or fat shortening comes from the term “to shorten” a 15th century term which meant, “easily crumbled”.
Some tips I have learned with making Strawberry Shortcake:
Cooks Illustrated suggests grating butter with a hand held grater into the dough. It incorporates better, to and gives a flakier texture.
One of the problems with strawberry shortcake is that fresh strawberries won’t stay on the shortcake but just fall on the plate when you are eating. Mashing 1/3 of the berries up a bit and adding them to the sliced berries gives them a bit of ‘glue’ so they cling to the shortcake.
Adding orange juice, or Grand Mariner to the strawberries adds a new layer of flavor.
Here is a pretty simple recipe for Strawberry Shortcake.
Makes 6 servingsIngredients:Strawberries 2 lbs. (4 cups) containers fresh strawberries, sliced  1 / 2 cup sugar  1 tablespoon vanilla
Whipped Cream  1 cup whipping cream  2 tablespoons sugar  1 teaspoons vanilla extract
Shortcake 3/4 cups all-purpose flour  4 teaspoons baking powder  3/4 cup cold butter, cut up  1 /4 cup sugar  2 large eggs, lightly beaten  1 (8-oz.) container sour cream  Garnish: fresh mint sprigs
Directions: Pre heat oven to 425 degrees F
Prepare Strawberries Combine strawberries, 1 / 4 - 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon fresh vanilla extract, and let it stand for an hour. It is best to start with a little sugar and add more if needed.Prepare the shortcake:
1. Combine flour, remaining 1/4 cup sugar, and baking powder in a large bowl; cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender or two forks until crumbly. 2. In a separate bowl beat the eggs, sour cream, and blend into the flour mixture and mix until just blended. Don’t overmix.  3. Divide into 6 mounds and drop onto a greased baking sheet,  about 1 /3 cup.  4. Bake for 12 -15 minutes until just lightly browned, and let them cool.
Prepare the Whipped Cream  Beat whipping cream at medium speed with an electric mixer or by hand until foamy; gradually add 2 Tbsp. sugar, beating until soft peaks form. Cover and chill up to 2 hours.
 Assembly Split shortcakes in half horizontally. Spoon about 1/2 cup berry mixture onto each shortcake bottom; top each with a rounded Tbsp. chilled whipped cream, and cover with tops. Serve with remaining whipped cream. Garnish, if desired.

Strawberry Short Cake. It’s definitely something we are all familiar with when its summer time. And even though Fall is right around the corner, Strawberry Shortcake is still an easy and delicious dessert that everyone can make. A classic Strawberry Shortcake isn’t what you usually find in your supermarket bakery. A traditional shortcake isn’t made with a sponge cake, its made with a shortcake or short bread recipe. Shortcake gets it’s name from the adding of shortening or butter to a dough which makes it tender. Calling a baking lard or fat shortening comes from the term “to shorten” a 15th century term which meant, “easily crumbled”.

Some tips I have learned with making Strawberry Shortcake:

Cooks Illustrated suggests grating butter with a hand held grater into the dough. It incorporates better, to
and gives a flakier texture.

One of the problems with strawberry shortcake is that fresh strawberries won’t stay on the shortcake but just fall on the plate when you are eating. Mashing 1/3 of the berries up a bit and adding them to the sliced berries gives them a bit of ‘glue’ so they cling to the shortcake.

Adding orange juice, or Grand Mariner to the strawberries adds a new layer of flavor.

Here is a pretty simple recipe for Strawberry Shortcake.

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients:
Strawberries
2 lbs. (4 cups) containers fresh strawberries, sliced
1 / 2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla


Whipped Cream

1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoons vanilla extract

Shortcake

3/4 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup cold butter, cut up
1 /4 cup sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 (8-oz.) container sour cream

Garnish: fresh mint sprigs

Directions:

Pre heat oven to 425 degrees F

Prepare Strawberries

Combine strawberries, 1 / 4 - 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon fresh vanilla extract, and let it stand for an hour. It is best to start with a little sugar and add more if needed.

Prepare the shortcake:

1. Combine flour, remaining 1/4 cup sugar, and baking powder in a large bowl; cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender or two forks until crumbly.

2. In a separate bowl beat the eggs, sour cream, and blend into the flour mixture and mix until just blended. Don’t overmix.

3. Divide into 6 mounds and drop onto a greased baking sheet,
about 1 /3 cup.

4. Bake for 12 -15 minutes until just lightly browned, and let them cool.

Prepare the Whipped Cream

Beat whipping cream at medium speed with an electric mixer or by hand until foamy; gradually add 2 Tbsp. sugar, beating until soft peaks form. Cover and chill up to 2 hours.


Assembly


Split shortcakes in half horizontally. Spoon about 1/2 cup berry mixture onto each shortcake bottom; top each with a rounded Tbsp. chilled whipped cream, and cover with tops. Serve with remaining whipped cream. Garnish, if desired.

Monday - Strawberry Short Cake Day Tuesday - Pumpkin Dessert Day and Wednesday - Fudge Day  

Thanks PerfectlyImperfect19 , FlameAngelFish ,  and Belucre for the requests.

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Churros dipped in thick chocolate espanol.

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