Catholic Recipe: Special Strawberry Shortcake
This typical American dessert is especially recommended on our Fourth of July Dinner sample menu. Since this a light treat, it is perfect for the hot summer months.
Strawberry Shortcake is also the perfect dessert to serve for Pentecost. Add a bit of whipped cream on top and place half a strawberry on top to look like a flame.
Combine biscuit mix and sugar. Cut in shortening with 2 knives or pastry blender. Combine egg and cream; stir in with fork. If dough is too dry, add a little more cream or milk. Roll out 1/2 inch thick on lightly floured board. Cut into 6 rounds with 2-1/2-inch cutter. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Dot with butter or margarine. Bake at 450° for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Split while hot; spread cut surfaces with additional butter or margarine. Put together with strawberries between and on top. Serve with additional plain or whipped cream. Makes 6 servings.Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965