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Homemade Strawberry Shortcakes

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:

  • Sift together flour and salt. Cut in shortening with pastry blender or blending fork until pieces are the size of small peas.
  • 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.
  • Sprinkle 1 Tablespoon of the water over part of the flour mixture. Gently toss with a fork; push to one side of bowl.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • To transfer pastry, roll it out gently. Use a round glass to cut into circles.
  • Bake in very hot oven (450 degrees F.) 10 to 12 minutes.

Homemade Whipping cream:

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

Strawberries:

  • 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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