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I had to take a break from the strawberry posts last week, but I have saved the best for last. I made the most delicious Strawberry Shortcakes for dessert after my pick-a-thon 2012. Simple and easy, this is a delicious summertime dessert you can whip together in a flash.

Strawberry Shortcake


  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 3/4 cup half and half
  • Melted butter to brush shortcakes
  • Berries
  • Whipped cream


Heat oven 450 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut in butter and shortening. Mix in half-and-half. Drop by large spoonfuls onto a baking sheet. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 15 minutes or until brown. Cool and eat with berries and whipped cream.


Images via 97 Sullivan
Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown