There is something about a fresh strawberry from the garden. You just can’t get the same taste in the grocery store. This time of year in Ohio, the strawberries are beginning to ripen! And you know what that means? Strawberry shortcake! This easy homemade strawberry shortcake recipe has been in my family for years and years. I remember making it when I was a little girl.
My dad has grown strawberries in his garden for the last seven years. When he found out we were pregnant with our first child, he planted his strawberry plants. He had grown them when I was younger, but they are a lot of work. Now with grandkids, it’s very exciting to pick strawberries alongside the boys.
Here’s a snapshot of my boys picking strawberries a few years ago. The boys only made it to the back porch before chowing down. Well, actually they were eating them in the garden, but as soon as they were to the house, it was all in.
Homemade Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
Before you get started, you’ll want to prepare your strawberries. I like to cut them in halves or quarters depending on the size of the strawberry. I then add about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of sugar. Give it a little stir and let them sit on the counter. The longer the better! This is a great afternoon step to prepare for dinner. The longer they sit the more syrup the strawberries will produce. YUM!
To make this shortcake you will need:
2 Cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/3 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup shortening
3/4 Cup milk
It’s amazing how many things you can make with these simple ingredients! Mix the above dry ingredients and then cut in the shortening with a pastry blender. Add 3/4 cup of milk and stir until just blending. I use a fork. Do not over mix!
Once mixed. Grease a 9 inch pan. Add the mixture. It will be thick. Lightly pat it into the corners so that the cake is even. (By the way, you can also use a circular cake pan to make this as well.)
Bake in a 450 degree Fahrenheit oven for 12 – 15 minutes. It will be a lovely golden brown. Let it cool for a about 5 to 10 minutes and then enjoy it warm!
This shortcake is a heavy cake, so if you’re like my mom you will enjoy it with milk poured over the shortcake with strawberries. I like it with whipped cream! Enjoy!
This easy homemade strawberry shortcake recipe make the flakiest but moist cake ever! Top it with delicious strawberries and whipped cream for a delightful summertime dessert.
- 2 Cups flour
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/3 Cup sugar
- 1/2 Cup shortening
- 3/4 Cup milk
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit
- Mix dry ingredients together.
- Cut in shortening using a pastry blender.
- Add milk and stir until mixed.
- Pat into greased 9 inch pan.
- Bake 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 – 15 minutes.
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