Strawberry shortcake


Strawberry shortcake

Ingredients :

2/3 cup sugar

1/4 cup shortening

1 large egg, room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon salt

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 cup whole milk

1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped

1-1/2 quarts fresh or frozen strawberries, sliced

Directions :

In a bowl, cream sugar and shortening. 

Add egg and vanilla; beat well. 

Combine dry ingredients and add alternately with milk to the creamed mixture. 

Spread in a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes. 

Cool on wire rack.

Cut into nine servings. 

Split each serving horizontally and fill with whipped cream and strawberries. 

Replace top of cake; garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and more berries.

 Serve immediately.

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