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Strawberry Lemon Shortcake Recipe
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Strawberry Lemon Shortcake Recipe

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“Fresh citrus zest brings out the best flavor you’ll ever taste in strawberry shortcake,” Nancy Hooper assures from Glen Burnie, Maryland.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • SHORTCAKE:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • LEMON BUTTER:
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • WHIPPED CREAM:
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 699 calories, 36 g fat (21 g saturated fat), 208 mg cholesterol, 504 mg sodium, 86 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 10 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine strawberries and sugar; cover and refrigerate until serving.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Combine the milk, egg yolk and lemon peel; stir into crumb mixture until a soft dough forms (dough will be sticky).
  3. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 10 times. Divide dough in half. Gently pat or roll each half into a 3/4-in.-thick circle. Place 2 in. apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack; cool for 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine butter and lemon peel; set aside. In another small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add sugar; beat until stiff peaks form.
  6. To assemble, split shortcakes in half. Place cake bottoms on dessert plates; spread with lemon butter, then top each with a fourth of the strawberries and whipped cream. Cover with shortcake top and remaining berries and cream. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Strawberry Lemon Shortcake in Cooking for 2 Summer 2006, p60

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 699 calories, 36 g fat (21 g saturated fat), 208 mg cholesterol, 504 mg sodium, 86 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 10 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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