Strawberry Shortcake

21 Jan

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Strawberry Shortcake; not a dessert exactly in season, I know. But, Max has been asking me if he could (not me, him) make this fruity and sweet dessert since he read the book Cook-a-Doodle-Doo! at school. This is a great book to read together and then make this dessert together with your child/grandchild. Max could hardly wait to have me look up this children’s book on the Internet and to find the recipe this Red Hen used to make her famous Strawberry Shortcake!

So, let me introduce Weston to you. He is Max’s uncle and Kent’s youngest brother. He is tons of fun, 12 years old, and LOVES CHOCOLATE, SWEETS, CANDY and DESSERTS! My kind of guy!

I will never forget the time when Max was 4-5 yrs old, and he just came home from spending time over at Grandma Diane’s & Poppas house with Weston. I asked him if he had a good time, he said, “Yes, but Weston is making me call him Uncle Weston!” This just didn’t seam right to Max since they are only 3 years apart!

Kent likes to use one of Weston’s phrases he used when he walked through my door one day and saw a container full of candy poured all over my living room floor. Weston was wide eyed and stopped in his tracks and said, “I like…what I…..seeee….!”

These listed people below are the group of people that have a strong passion for dessert just like me! And today I’m officially adding Weston to this club.

1. Pastor Kevin
2. Harold (pastor Kevin’s father)
3. Becky (my youngest sister)
4. Rudy
5. MYSELF
6. Weston

Max and Weston were very excited and ambitious to make this dessert together. They did a great job! They were very hands on!

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Don’t over mix the biscuit dough. You should be able to see butter lumps throughout the dough.

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Like I said they were VERY hands on!

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You can see the butter chunks, that is the biggest tip to having a great biscuit.

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While the biscuit cake is baking, toss the strawberries in the sugar to draw out their juices to create a nice syrup.

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Let the biscuit cool completely and then layer with half the strawberries and whipped cream. Repeat for the top layer.

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Strawberry Shortcake Cook-a-Doodle-Do Style!

2 cups sifted flour
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup milk
1 egg (beaten)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter

1 quart of clean and trimmed strawberries
1/4 cup sugar

2-3 cup sweetened whipped cream

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Toss the sugar and strawberries together and set aside.
Sift flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon together. Cut butter into pieces and cut in using a pastry blender. Mix will look lumpy.
Mix in the egg and milk and mix with hands until dough is moist.
Place the dough in a round, 9 inch, greased cake pan. (I spilt the biscuit dough between two pans)
Bake for 15-18 minutes in a 425 degree oven.
Remove from the pan and allow to cool completely on a wire cooling rack. Then slice the cake through the middle so that there are two layers.
Spread the whipped cream on the bottom layer and top with strawberries. Place the remaining biscuit on top and repeat with whipped cream and strawberries.
Slice and serve!

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Thanks Max & Weston I had a blast watching you both!

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6 Responses to “Strawberry Shortcake”

  1. Becky 22/01/2013 at 12:53 am #

    Looks delicious!! Maybe they can make that for me this summer 🙂

  2. Julie 22/01/2013 at 7:49 am #

    YUMMMMM. Looks like the boys did a great job.

  3. foodfrommetwoyou 22/01/2013 at 8:27 am #

    oh it looks just delicious…tell the boys they did a great job..love how it is one big shortcake, i usually make small ones, but it really makes a statement…lovely post..sarah

  4. Nellie 22/01/2013 at 10:04 am #

    Aww. Great Job!

  5. elisebakes 22/01/2013 at 12:47 pm #

    This looks fabulous!!

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