Friday, June 11, 2010

Strawberry Picking

It's strawberry season in Michigan

The fields were busy with "pickers" at 9 am.
          It didn't take long to fill a box.

Hubby and I had some shortcake after dinner
  I made some jam and put 
                                                            what was left of the berries,
                                                            in the freezer.

Shortcake recipe
2 cups flour
2 Tablespoons sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening or butter
1 cup milk ( I used skim )

Heat oven to 450 degrees F
Grease 8x8 square pan or 8 inch round pan
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in bowl.  Cut in shortening or butter thoroughly until mixture looks like meal.  Stir in milk just until blended.  Pat into pan.
Bake 15 - 20 minutes or until golden brown on top.  Split pieces of shortcake and layer with berries and whipped cream and/or ice cream.  
8 servings


  1. Delicious.. I love strawberries and this post is making my hungry! Shortcake is on of my favorites!


  2. just made the shortcake for father's day dessert. always a huge favorite especially with market strawberries.


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