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Dear Chef Rouler,
One of my favorite summer desserts that you make is Strawberry Shortcake.  I’m thinking about making it for dessert this week if we have friends over for dinner.  Can you please post the recipe?

Dear Ms. Shortcake,

A true shortcake is sweeter than just making a baking powder biscuit. Here is the recipe I use.

2C        Flour
¼ C      Sugar
3 tsp     Baking Powder
½ tsp    Salt
½ C      Butter
¾ C      Milk
Preheat oven to 450°
Sift Flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into large bowl
Cut Butter into small pieces and add to flour mix with a pastry blender or your fingers.
Mixture should be coarse,  like cornmeal or size of small peas.
Make a well in center of mix, Add milk and fold in just enough to absorb moisture.
Turn into GREASED 9” pie pan or 8×8 baking pan.
With “floured” fingers, press batter into corners and distribute evenly. Sprinkle top with more sugar
Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown
Hull and slice large berries into spoon sized pieces.
Add Sugar if needed (1/2-3/4C)
Mash just enough to create a juice.
Slice warm shortcake, butter both sides.  Place bottom half on plate or bowl. Add one layer of berries, top with other slice, more berries and whip cream or half & half.  Sprinkle more sugar on top if desired.

As always, Thank You for using


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