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Shortcake for 50

 Shortcake for 50
Folks are always impressed to see these individual shortcakes on the buffet table. They're surprisingly easy to make.—Clara Honeyager, Mukwonago, Wisconsin
50 ServingsPrep: 40 min. Bake: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 10-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 8 quarts fresh strawberries, sliced
  • Whipped cream or ice cream

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine flour, 2-1/4 cups sugar, baking powder and
  • salt; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in cream and water just
  • until moistened.
  • Drop by 1/4 cupfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at
  • 450° for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks.
  • Combine berries and remaining sugar.
  • To serve, cut shortcakes horizontally; spoon about 1/3 cup berries
  • and whipped cream on bottom halves. Replace tops; top with another
  • 1/3 cup of berries and additional cream. Yield: 50 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 270 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 449 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Shortcake for 50 (continued)

Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.