Homemade Strawberry Shortcakes

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Homemade Strawberry Shortcakes. This dessert recipe is made with a homemade crust and homemade whipping cream. Makes the yummiest and flakiest strawberry shortcakes you will ever eat.

Homemade Strawberry Shortcakes. This dessert recipe is made with a homemade crust and homemade whipping cream. Makes the yummiest and flakiest strawberry shortcakes you will ever eat.

 

Homemade Strawberry Shortcakes

Ingredients

Pie crust:

  • 1 and 1/2 cups sifted all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 4 to 5 Tablespoons cold water

Whipping cream:

  • 1/2 quart Heavy whipping cream or use cool whip if you want the easy way out.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2/3 Cups Sugar

Strawberries:

  • 1 quart Fresh or frozen strawberries

Instructions

Pie crust:

  1. Sift together flour and salt. Cut in shortening with pastry blender or blending fork until pieces are the size of small peas.
  2. To make pastry extra tender and flaky, divide shortening in half. Cut in first half until mixture looks like corn meal. Then cut in remaining half until looks like small peas.
  3. Sprinkle 1 Tablespoon of the water over part of the flour mixture. Gently toss with a fork; push to one side of bowl.
  4. Sprinkle next Tablespoon water over dry part; mix lightly; push to moistened part at side. Repeat until all is moistened. Gather up with fingers; form into ball.
  5. On a lightly floured surface; flatten ball sightly and roll 1/4 inch thick. If edges split, pinch together. Always roll dough from center to edge. Using light strokes.
  6. To transfer pastry, roll it out gently. Use a round glass to cut into circles.
  7. Bake in very hot oven (450 degrees F.) 10 to 12 minutes.

Homemade Whipping cream:

  1. Mix heavy whip cream and vanilla with a mixer until thicken. About 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Fold in 1/3 cups of sugar. Do not over mix after sugar is added.
  3. ****You could also use cool whip instead of making your own whipped topping.
  4. ****Layer crust then strawberries. Top with whip cream. Make it as high as you like.

Strawberries:

  1. Take stems off fresh strawberries and cut up into small pieces. Place in bowl and put 1/3 cup sugar on top, stir and let set at least 1 hour. This will give you the sweet juice.

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