Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

strawberry shortcake recipe is a wonderful way to start if one is just getting into the habit of baking.  The recipe is a simple one to follow as it is easy to prepare and makes for very sweet rewards. The requirements include purchasing a few ingredients at any grocery store and following some simple instructions.  The result is a strawberry shortcake recipe masterpiece to share with others. The process of preparing the strawberry shortcake from start to finish is not a long one. Actually, it takes about one hour and forty minutes (1hr 40mins) inclusive of time for preparation (twenty minutes), cooking (fifteen to twenty minutes) and having it ready for serving (fifty minutes ? including cooling and finishing touch).

Gathering Ingredients

To begin the process of using a strawberry shortcake recipe for baking requires reading the recipe in its entirety and comparing what is needed with what one may already have in the grocery cabinets at home or what will need to be bought.  The strawberry shortcake recipe ingredients usually include

  • Fresh Strawberries (3 pints)
  • White sugar (? cup)
  • All-purpose Flour (2 ? cups)
  • Baking Powder (2 teaspoons)
  • White Sugar (2 tablespoons)
  • Salt (1/4 teaspoon)
  • Shortening (1/3 cup)
  • Egg (1)
  • Milk (2/3 cup)
  • Heavy whipped cream (2 cups)

Equipment needed for baking include an oven and a round eight inch (8″) baking pan along with mixing utensils, bowls, measuring equipment and a pastry blender. It is important at the beginning of this process to gather and prepare all necessary ingredients. After gathering the ingredients and all the tools necessary for baking, one can go ahead and follow the recipe.

The Process

It is imperative that one follow the process as outlined by the recipe. The process include steps such as preparing the strawberries by slicing and mixing them with the white sugar while the oven is pre-heated to 425 degrees Fahrenheit or 220 degrees Celsius.

One should be sure to correctly combine all dry ingredients as indicated in the recipe using the appropriate mixing bowls and greased baking tins. The process of actually baking the strawberry shortcake makes it even more necesssary to pre-read the necessary information. Unfortunately, many persons do not and thereby run into problems half-way through the process as a result of not understanding it properly.

Ready to Serve

Upon completely the guidelines, the strawberry shortcake will be ready to be served and enjoyed. The recipe contains approximately 382 calories, 19g of fat and 61mg of cholesterol, while the mixture serves approximately nine (9) persons. One can double the ingredients and use an extra baking pan to serve a gathering of more than nine persons or as is needed.

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