Thursday, June 2, 2011

Strawberry Shortcake

I am sorry to report that sometimes a low-fat, low-sugar, low-calorie strawberry shortcake bears a disappointing resemblance to a hockey puck.

Does anyone have a great shortcake recipe to share?

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11 Comments:

Anonymous Barbara H. said...

Honestly, I use the recipe on the back of the Jiffy Bake baking mix box, and we love it.

June 2, 2011 at 10:31 PM  
Blogger ~~louise~~ said...

As luck would have it, Lynn. I wanted so badly to whip up a batch of Strawberry shortcake last night and I just couldn't motivate myself enough to do it. If I had, here's the recipe I was going to attempt. It's a link I had used when I posted for Strawberry Thanksgiving a while back. (Strawberry Thanksgiving is on the full moon in June)

Good Luck! AND, have FUN!!!

June 3, 2011 at 6:22 AM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Thanks, Barbara and Louise. I will have to try, try again.

June 3, 2011 at 8:15 AM  
Blogger Holly@A Life-Size Catholic Blog said...

The recipe at the link Louise posted looks fabulous! It's going to be a strawberry shortcake Fathers Day at our house! Yum...

June 3, 2011 at 8:23 AM  
Blogger Joanne said...

I made shortcakes last year and absolutely loved them! Here's a link: http://www.joanne-eatswellwithothers.com/2010/06/strawberry-shortcakes-with-balsamic-and.html

I'm sorry these didn't work out!

June 3, 2011 at 10:29 AM  
Blogger The Bumbles said...

Well, if it is any consolation, we are very excited about hockey pucks right now in Boston.

Thanks for giving me a good laugh for the day :0)

June 3, 2011 at 6:32 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Joanne, your shortcake looks yummy. Thanks for the link.

The Bumbles, I'm happy for you Boston hockey fans. We San Jose fans are done with hockey for the year and have resumed our broadcast love with baseball ;)

June 3, 2011 at 7:08 PM  
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June 4, 2011 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

My fist ever strawberry shortcake recipe failed miserably, so I found a great recipe on the Bisquick box and works fine.
Good luck.
Sue

June 5, 2011 at 6:59 PM  
Blogger Karenpie said...

Hi Lynn! I grew up w/ this recipe. We are shortcake snobs in my family - none of those spongey, fabricated angel food things they sell in packs at the store. We like our shortcakes more like a biscuit or scone. Here's my recipe!

2 c. flour
3 t. baking powder
3/4 t. salt
5 T. sugar (I use vanilla sugar)
1/2 c. shortening (I know, I know . . . .)
1 egg, beaten
1/3 c. milk

Sift dry ingredients into a bowl. Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender. Add egg then enough milk to make easily handled dough. Pat into a greased 9 " round cake pan. Sprinkle extra sugar over the top. Bake 15 - 20 min. at 450F, or until light golden brown.

We cut it into wedges and serve with sugared berries and whipped cream! On 4th of July, I've been known to use the same dough, adding flour so I can pat/ roll it out. I cut star shapes and bake them individually on a cookie sheet. Then, with a mixture of blueberries and strawberries and homemade vanilla ice cream instead of whipped cream, you've got yourself a real patriotic dish, sister! It's lovely.

June 7, 2011 at 8:18 AM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Thank you, thank you, Karenpie. Anyone who admits to being a shortcake snob must have a fantastic recipe :) I am excited to give this a try.

And Sue, thanks for the Bisquick tip. I don't usually keep that on hand, but it sounds like a great option for when time is short.

I knew I could count on my internet friends for help.

June 7, 2011 at 11:27 AM  

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