Strawberry Shortcake

enlight1-16  Hey Guys!  I know this looks like a spring cooking project but the 9-year-old boys i nanny just made this strawberry shortcake with hardly any help from me.  They like me to read the instructions to them and they do the “work”, even some of the cutting now.  I still put things in and out of the oven and do stove top things though.

 

 

 

This recipe, like most of the recipes we do together, are from the Betty Crocker Boys and Girls Cookbook.

enlight1-2 First, rinse the strawberries and pat them dry with a clean towel.  Remove the stems and cut them in half.  Mix the strawberries in a medium bowl with a 1/2 cup of sugar.  enlight1

Heat the oven to 425 degrees.

img_7705Mix in a large bowl until a soft dough forms:

2  1/3 cups baking mix (like Bisquick)

1/2 cup half and half

3 Tablespoons sugar

3 Tablespoons margarine or butter, melted

 

 

 

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Sprinkle a clean surface with baking mix or flour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Place dough on surface and gently smooth it into a ball.  Knead dough 8 – 10 times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roll dough 1/2 inch thick                enlight1-5

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Cut with a floured round cutter to make 6 shortcakes.  enlight1-7

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Carefully place shortcakes about 1 inch apart on cookie sheet.

 

 

 

 

 

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Bake 12 – 15 minutes or until golden brown.img_7734

While the shortcakes baked, they played with the extra dough like play dough …img_7726

…and drew in the flour on the counter.                     img_7725enlight1-11They even set up a title photo!  I love that they are so into my blog and remind to take photos when we are creating something.
enlight1-14                  Split shortcakes in half horizontally using a knife.

Spoon Strawberries between two halves and over tops.  Top with sweetened whipped cream enlight1-15

The whipped cream was their favorite part.          enlight1-13

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