24 Jul Sensational Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
1 quart strawberries, sliced
1 cup sugar, divided
2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash ground nutmeg
1/2 cup cold butter
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs, separated
2 to 3 cups sweetened whipped cream
How to make it
In a bowl, gently combine strawberries and 1/2 cup sugar; refrigerate until serving.
Combine the flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg; cut in butter until crumbly. Combine milk and egg yolks. Stir into crumb mixture just until moistened. Press into two greased 9-in. round baking pans.
In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; spread over dough. Sprinkle with remaining sugar.
Bake at 300° for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. (Layers will be thin.) Cool completely.
Place one cake layer on a serving plate. Top with half of whipped cream and strawberries. Repeat layers.
Yield: 8-10 servings.