Grandma Cook's Shortcake

Ah, summertime...when the berries are ripe and the sun is hot. It's the perfect time to whip up a strawberry shortcake. I love that my friend, Deb, is a foodie. She remembers the places she visits by the food she had there.  She also loves keeping the old-fashioned recipes from her family alive. During her visit last week, she shared her Grandma Cook's Shortcake with us and gave me permission to pass it on to you too. What a sweet friend!
Grandma Cook's Shortcake
We love having Strawberry Shortcake in the summer, but I don't always remember to pick up the "shortcake" part at the store. This is a recipe that you will most likely have all the ingredients in your pantry just ready to be whipped up into this delicious dessert.
Grandma Cook's Shortcake
Here's what you need: flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, shortening(or oil) and milk.
Grandma Cook's Shortcake
Cream together the shortening, sugar and salt. Add flour, baking powder and milk, stirring to combine.Spread into greased cake pan or cast iron skillet.
Grandma Cook's Shortcake
Bake for 20 minutes at 375 degrees until lightly golden. Serve each piece with desired fruit and whipped cream or ice cream
Grandma Cook's Shortcake
Grandma Cook's Shortcake
shortcake
1 1/4 cup flour
2 Tbsp. sugar (or agave)
1/2 tsp. salt
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup shortening (I used coconut oil, but you could also use olive oil)
3/4 cup milk (a little more, if needed)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In large mixing bowl, cream shortening, sugar and salt. Add flour, baking powder and milk, stirring to combine thoroughly. Spread into greased cake pan or cast iron skillet. Bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes, until light golden. Serve with fruit and whipped cream or ice cream.

strawberry topping
1 (16 oz.) container strawberries, washed and hulled
1-2 Tbsp. sugar

Slice or chop strawberries and sprinkle with sugar. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to let the strawberries release their juices. Spoon over shortcake and top with whipped cream.
Grandma Cook's Strawberry Shortcake
I can't wait to try this with other berries this summer. I may even have to layer it in a cute glass too. What's your favorite "shortcake"? Do you like to make it with angel food cake, pound cake or a homemade version?
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6 comments:

  1. That looks so yummy!! Can't wait to try it with fresh strawberries, perfect summer treat!

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  2. I've never made shortcake and didn't know it was this easy. I love the shortcake in a glass! It looks so pretty and inviting. Layering with some blueberries would be fabulous for the Fourth of July. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to trying this soon.

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  3. Oh Nici, that looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  4. Nici this looks divine and I am off to Pin! Thanx so much for joining Treasure Hunt Thursday. Please remember to link back.

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  5. Looks delish!! And I love it in a glass. Thanks for sharing your recipe!!

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  6. I never knew making shortcake was this easy! I will definitely be doing this for the 4th of july with maybe some blueberries thrown in there :) Thanks for sharing!

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