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Finnish Old Times Cake

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Butter 3⁄4 Pound (1 1/2 Cup)
  Cold water 8 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Frozen sliced strawberries/1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries with 1/2 cup sugar 20 Ounce (Two 10 Ounce Package)
  Whipping cream 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Vanilla 1
  Strawberries 2
Directions

Sift the flour before measuring, put into a bowl.
With pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until particles are fine.
Sprinkle in 7 to 8 tablespoons cold water, mixing with fork to form a dough.
Gather together into a ball.
On a floured board, roll dough into a log.
Divide into 8 portions, graduated in size from about a 2-inch ball to a 4-inch ball.
Roll out each into a circle about 1/4 inch thick, using additional flour as needed to prevent sticking; keep unrolled portions chilled as you work (rounds should range from about 3 inches to 10 inches in diameter).
Trim rounds into even circles with notched pastry cutter, if you wish.
Place on lightly greased baking sheets.
Prick all over with a floured fork.
Brush surface of each very lightly with cool water and sprinkle with sugar (about 4 tablespoons altogether).
Bake in a 375° oven for about 10 minutes or until golden; cool on wire racks.
Drain strawberries well.
Whip cream with sugar and vanilla to taste.
To assemble cake, place largest round on flat plate; top with a layer of sliced strawberries, then spread with part of the whipped cream.
Repeat layering to make a pyramid-shaped cake, ending with whipped cream.
Decorate, if you wish, with whole strawberries and fresh flowers.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Occasion: 
Christmas

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