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Strawberry-Blueberry Shortcake

03 Aug

Strawberry-Blueberry Shortcake

Topping Ingredients:

  • 1 pound strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 5 ounces blueberries, stems removed
  • 3/4 cup sugar

Shortcake Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 Tb sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 cup milk
  • salted butter

Rinse, pat dry and prepare the strawberries and blueberries. Combine the fruit and sugar, stir well and let sit for at least 45 minutes at room temperature, stirring a few times to help the sugar dissolve and coat the fruit.

Preheat oven to 400, butter a 9 inch cake pan.

Over a large bowl sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Using a pastry cutter or 2 knives cut the shortening into the flour mixture. Stir in the milk until just blended. Spread the dough into the buttered cake pan. Dot with a small amount of the butter. Bake 15 to 20 minutes. Serve warm topped with the fruit mixture.
Suggestions: Sometimes I just cut out the servings pieces I need of the shortcake and top with the fruit topping. And sometimes I remove the shortcake whole, place on a cake stand and top will all of the fruit topping. Then cut and serve. Either way it’s a wonderful summer treat.

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4 Comments

Posted by on August 3, 2012 in Breakfast, Desserts

 

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4 responses to “Strawberry-Blueberry Shortcake

  1. trkingmomoe

    August 4, 2012 at 12:15 AM

    I would like mine with a little milk …please. Great old fashion recipe and low cost. Thanks for sharing.

     
    • flyfishbrat

      August 4, 2012 at 8:54 AM

      Thanks “trkingmomoe”, there’s nothing better than a traditional recipe.

       
  2. The Orange Bee

    August 8, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    Oooohhh – I like this – can’t stand those little packaged cakes you get at the grocery for shortcake – it ruins the whole thing. This looks yummy!

     
    • flyfishbrat

      August 8, 2012 at 6:33 PM

      Thanks, it was yummy. We loved the shortcake, even froze half of it to use another time. The grocery stores have nothing over homemade.

       

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