Recipe: Strawberry shortcake

  • Updated: May 23, 2013 - 2:49 PM
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Strawberry shortcake.

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STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE √

Makes 8.

Note: This recipe is adapted slightly from “The America’s Test Kitchen Family Baking Book.” Extra shortcakes may be frozen; to use, place frozen on a baking sheet in a 350-degree oven for 10 minutes.

Berries:

• 8 c. strawberries, hulled

• 6 tbsp. granulated sugar

Shortcakes:

• 2 c. flour

• 2 tbsp. granulated sugar

• 2 tbsp. brown sugar, packed

• 1 tbsp. baking powder

• 1/2 tsp. salt

• 6 tbsp. unsalted cold butter, cut in 1/2-in. pieces

• 2/3 c. half-and-half, plus extra for brushing

• 1 egg

• Sparkling sugar

Topping:

• 2 c. heavy whipping cream

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