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Strawberry Lemon Shortcake Recipe

Strawberry Lemon Shortcake Recipe

“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 YIELD: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

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.

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.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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