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Homemade Strawberry Shortcake

It seems I can never get enough of Grandma's shortcake! This recipe is special to me and it's the first thing I bake when my strawberries ripen in spring.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    9 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2/3 cup fat-free milk
  • 2 pints strawberries, sliced
  • Whipped cream, optional

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cream of tartar. Cut in butter until mixture is the size of peas. Add the egg and milk; mix well. Spread into a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes. Cut into squares and top with strawberries and whipped cream if desired.

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