Monday, February 13, 2012

S is for Strawberry Shortcakes - ABCs of Homeschooling

This week for Sophia's home economics lesson, she made Strawberry Shortcakes using the recipe from the children's cookbook Alpha-Bakery.

This was a very easy recipe to make, and everyone enjoyed the dessert. This is definitely a recipe that we will make again during the summer when we can pick fresh strawberries.


Ingredients:

1 quart strawberries, sliced
1 cup sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup margarine or butter, melted (we used dairy-free butter)

Directions:

Sprinkle strawberries with 1 cup of sugar; let stand 1 hour. Heat the oven to 450 degrees. Mix flour, 2 tablespoons of sugar, the baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Stir in milk and margarine just until blended.

Sprinkle a surface lightly with flour. Turn the dough onto the surface. Gently smooth into a ball; knead 20-25 times. Roll or pat dough 3/4 inch thick; cut into shortcakes with a floured biscuit cutter. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake until golden brown, 10-12 minutes.  Split warm shortcakes crosswise; fill and top with strawberries. Serve with Sweetened Whipped Cream. (Note: we didn't do this since we were trying to keep the recipe dairy-free.)

Sweetened Whipped Cream

Beat 1 cup of chilled whipping cream and 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar in a chilled small bowl until stiff.

4 comments:

Rita said...

Oh, yummy! Good job!! Those girl are going to be good cooks. :)

Preschool Math Online said...

it is so yummm:)

Tat @ Mum in search said...

It looks delicious! I'm not great at anything that requires kneading, but you make me want to try again!

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Looks delicious! Well done to your daughter.