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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Strawberry Shortcake


I bought strawberries yesterday for the first time this season and got the idea in my head that maybe I should make a shortcake to go with them instead of just slicing them and eating them as normal. I found a simple recipe for shortbread and got it in the oven. Then I had the bright idea that maybe I could make my own whipped cream. Can I just say that it was so delicious! My picture isn't that great, but you get the idea anyway.

Here are the two recipes I used.

Shortbread
1 and 1/2 cups flour
1/3 cup white sugar
3/4 butter

Combine ingredients, press into 9x9 pan and bake at 350 until sides are golden brown.

Whipped Cream
1 cup heavy cream
4 Tbs confectioner's sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Whip heavy cream (I used my Kitchen Aid whip attachment) for 4-5 minutes until thick. Add sugar and whip for an additional 2 minutes or until soft peaks form. Fold in vanilla.

6 comments:

Christine said...

OK, I'm so making this... YUM!

M :-) said...

YUM!

Jaime said...

YUM!!! I need some of that!

KrisJ said...

YUMM Now you have my dieting stomach growling!

Elizabeth Frick said...

Homemade whipped cream is the BEST. And this was *so* not what I needed to see right before hitting the gym!

Becky said...

well, look at you, Martha Stewart!
and those pics of Rory jumping off the log are gorgeous. We need to get together so that you can teach me all your tricks!