Monday, July 04, 2011

Strawberry Shortcake - More Than a TV Cartoon From the 80's

A true Southern delight, made delicious by my great grandmother, Frances (aka, FaFa). All you need is some fresh berries and Cool Whip (or homemade whipped cream) and my FaFa's short cakes.

Macerated Strawberries
2 pints fresh strawberries, quartered and diced
2 to 3 tablespoons sugar, white

Mix the berries and the sugar and let sit. When left to sit the berries with release their own juices.

Short Cake
Yields 8 cakes

2 Cups flour, all-purpose sifted
2 Teaspoons baking powder heaping
1/4 Cup crisco
1 Large egg, whole
1 Tablespoon sugar, white rounded
1/2 Teaspoon salt, table
1 Cup milk, whole or more as needed

Mix as biscuits. Add more milk if needed.

Bake at 475 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes, or until browned.

1 short cake
Macerated strawberries
Cool Whip or freshly whipped cream

Slice open the sort cake. Spoon over with strawberries and juice. Top with some Cool Whip or whipped cream. Add the top of the cake, more strawberries and juice and another dollop of cream.