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Strawberry Lemon Shortcake

 Strawberry Lemon Shortcake
“Fresh citrus zest brings out the best flavor you’ll ever taste in strawberry shortcake,” Nancy Hooper assures from Glen Burnie, Maryland.
2 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling


  • 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 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
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


  • In a small bowl, combine strawberries and sugar; cover and
  • refrigerate until serving.
  • 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).

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Strawberry Lemon Shortcake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 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.
  • Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a
  • wire rack; cool for 15 minutes.
  • 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.
  • 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: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.