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Strawberry Swirls

Meet the Cook: My mother-in-law's apple cobbler was the inspiration for my variation. We - my husband, a grown son and I - consider it our special spring treat. And it is amazing how many family members and friends "pop over" during strawberry season! Actually, though, about any time is the right time to enjoy it. -Paula Steele, Obion, Tennessee
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups finely chopped fresh strawberries, drained
  • Whipped cream, optional

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine sugar and water; cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; allow to cool. Pour butter into a 13x9-in. baking dish; set aside.
  • In a small bowl, cut shortening into flour until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in milk until moistened.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth, about 8-10 times. Roll into a 12x8-in. rectangle; sprinkle with the strawberries. Roll up, jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; seal the seam. Cut into 12 slices. Place with cut side down over butter. Carefully pour syrup around rolls.
  • Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown and edges are bubbly. Serve warm with whipped cream if desired.
Editor's Note
As a substitute for 1-1/2 cups self-rising flour, place 2-1/4 teaspoons baking powder and 3/4 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup. Combine with an additional 1/2 cup all-purpose flour.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 334 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 263mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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