Old School Strawberry Shortcakes

The other day Andrew’s dad got us some strawberries from the little fruit stand on the side of the road. Now if you don’t live in an area that has little fruit stands on the side of the road, I’m terribly sorry. So of course I had to make some shortcakes for Andrew to eat with these yummy strawberries. This recipe is my Great Grandmother’s. I found it clipped out of what looks like an old newspaper or magazine and stuffed in the pages of one of her cookbooks. These are absolutely wonderful shortcakes! This recipe only makes 6 cakes so you may need to increase it.

You Will Need:

-Strawberries (However much you like)

-Sugar for the strawberries

-2 cups all purpose flour

-3 Tablespoons sugar

-1 Tablespoon baking powder

-1/2 teaspoon salt

-1/2 cup shortening

-1 egg

-1.5 teaspoons vanilla

-1.2 cup milk

Directions:

-In a medium size bowl but up strawberries and add sugar (I just kept adding sugar until I thought it was sweet enough)

-You may have to smash the strawberries a little to get the juice out

-In a large bowl mix together flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder

-Cut in shortening (Flour mix will form tiny balls)

-Add milk, vanilla, and egg

-Preheat oven to 425 degrees and grease a cookie sheet

-Form dough into kind of flattened blobs and place them on cookie sheet

-Bake for 12 minutes or until tops are golden

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