This is a wonderful dessert and is quick and easy. The shortcake is very similar to a biscuit but much better, especially topped with strawberries and whipped cream. Can't get much better than that!
This is adapted from Alton Brown from Food Network. Apparently from the reviews the recipe is off so I have made the changes that were suggested.
- 2 cups flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- 3/4 cup half and half
- Melted butter to brush shortcakes
- Ice cream or whipped cream
Heat oven 400 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, ice cream and/or whipped cream.
This is the shortcake biscuit before all the sweetness. You can use these with any berries of your choice.
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