Shortcakes, Large and Small

Strawberry Shortcake

The berries may be tiny, sweet wild ones or huge and plum-sized, but the crust shortcake should be split and buttered while hot, then heaped high with berries and topped with cream.

1 quart strawberries
1 cup sugar
2 cups Gold Medal Flour*
2 tbsp. sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/3 cup shortening
1 cup milk
Butter or margarine
Light cream or sweetened whipped cream

Slice strawberries; sprinkle 1 cup sugar and let stand 1 hour. Heat oven to 450°. Grease layer pan, 8×1 1/2 inches. Measure flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, the baking powder and salt into bowl. Cut in shortening throughly until mixture looks like meal. Stirin milk just until blended. Pat into pan.

Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Split shortcake while warm. Spread with butter; fill and top with berries. Serve warm with cream. 8 servings.

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

Quick Individual Shortcakes

Bake Fruit Shortcake as directed on Bisquick baking mix package. 5 or 6 shortcakes.

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