Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Strawberry Short Cake for Lottie!!

Just for you sweet Lottie!!

Baking Powder Biscuits

1/4 cup shortening
2 cups all-purpose flour or whole wheat flour
1 Tbsp sugar, if desired
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk (soy, rice, cow, whatever)


Heat oven to 450 degrees.

Cut shortening into flour, sugar, baking powder and salt with pastry blender until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in just enough milk so dough leave side of bowl and rounds up into a ball. (Too much milk makes dough sticky; not enough makes biscuits dry.)

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Knead lightly 20 to 25 times, about 30 seconds. Roll or pat 1/2" thick. Cut with floured 2 1/2" biscuit cutter. Place on ungreased cookie sheet about 1" apart for crusty sides, touching for soft sides. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet.

* If using self-rising flour, omit baking powder and salt.

I found the recipe here.

Strawberries and Whip Cream

All I did was wash and sliced the strawberries.
I made my own whipped cream, using a carton of whipping cream. It comes in a carton at the grocery store. You simply mix it with a hand mixer.
When whipping the cream, I add a few scoops of icing sugar and a cap full (from the bottle) of vanilla extract. I use a hand mixer and blend on high until it reaches the desired texture (whipped cream texture of course).

Cut biscuit in half. Put a piece of the biscuit in the bottom of your dish and top with whipped cream, then add some strawberry. Put top of biscuit on top of everything, add more topping and a strawberry to garnish. I also scattered some strawberries around the biscuit in the bottom of the dish. This is really up to you, however you want to put it together.


The Youngs!!! said...

Oh wow, I think I can handle Gonna try it for sure,, I could use a bite right now, with some chocolet syrup on Thanks so much... Miss you guys so so so so so much!!!
Lottie mae

Mama A said...

I wanna see some pictures of your creation when you make it! Love you and miss you SOOOOOO much too :)