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Creamed Strawberry Shortcake

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Ingredients
  Plain flour 8 Ounce
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 1 Pinch
  Ground almonds 1⁄2 Ounce
  Margarine 4 1⁄2 Ounce
  Sugar 2 Ounce
  Egg yolk 1
  Strawberries 1 Pint
  Sugar To Taste
Directions

Sift flour, salt and baking-powder and mix with the ground almonds.
Cream the fat and sugar and add egg yolk.
Work in the flour mixture as for a cake of shortbread.
Divide into three pieces and roll into rounds a good 1 in thick.
Bake in a moderate oven (350° F., Gas 4) until golden brown, then allow to become cold.
Crush strawberries slightly with sugar to taste and add a little whipped cream.
Spread this on to the first round of shortcake, cover with the second round and so on, finishing with a layer of strawberries.
Pipe whipped cream on top and round edges.
Decorate as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Strawberry

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