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Classic Strawberry Shortcake

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  All purpose flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs), sifted
  White sugar 3 Tablespoon
  Baking powder 4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter 6 Tablespoon
  Light cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Soft butter 2 Tablespoon
  Sliced strawberries 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  White sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Heavy cream 1⁄2 Pint
  White sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Vanilla 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Berries 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Perfect)

Sift the dry ingredients for the shortcake together into a large bowl.
Cut the butter into the dry ingredients with a pastry blender.
Stir the cream in with a fork, pressing the mixture together lightly to form a ball.
The amount of cream varies; use only enough to form the ball.
Otherwise the dough will be too sticky.
Turn the dough onto a lightly-floured board and knead for 1 minute.
Divide the dough in half and roll into 2 equal circles about 1/2" thick.
Place one layer on a lightly-floured baking sheet.
Spread with soft butter.
Place the other layer on top.
Bake at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
Remove from the oven and cool on a rack.
Combine the sliced strawberries with the 2 tbsp sugar.
Let stand 20-30 minutes.
While the cake is still very slightly warm, separate the two layers.
Trim the edges and place the bottom layer on a doily on a large glass plate.
Cover this layer lavishly with the sugared sliced berries.
Cover with the second layer.
Whip the cream and add the 1 tsp sugar and the vanilla.
Spread the whipped cream over the top and sides of the shortcake.
Decorate with the perfect berries.
Serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Holiday, Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4020 Calories from Fat 2327

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 265 g407.4%

Saturated Fat 163.8 g819.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 853.3 mg284.4%

Sodium 2743.1 mg114.3%

Total Carbohydrates 378 g126%

Dietary Fiber 20.7 g82.7%

Sugars 106 g

Protein 47 g93%

Vitamin A 179.2% Vitamin C 49.7%

Calcium 189.2% Iron 94.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Classic Strawberry Shortcake Recipe