Thursday, July 15, 2010

Strawberry Shortcake!

Recently, Chance and I checked out this book from the library.
It is a super cute book...basically, the great-grandson of the Little Red Hen decides he is sick of chicken feed, and wants something different.  So he finds his great-granny's cookbook and decides to make strawberry shortcake...with the help of a turtle, an iguana and a pig.  The book has the recipe, and cooking tips, along with the hilarious story.  So Chance and I decided to try out the recipe!

He had alot of fun helping measure out the ingredients and stir them together.   We had a great time in the kitchen together...even tho we made a bit of a mess. :)  It's a very simple recipe for kids of all ages to help with, or even do themselves!

I'm going to share the recipe, but I recommend getting the book also if you have kids!  It's a great way to bond with your kids, and they love the feeling of making something!  When they can relate to the funny characters in the book, it's even more fun!

Great Granny's Magnificent Strawberry Shortcake

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter (one stick)
1 egg, beaten
2/3 cup milk
3 to 4 cups strawberries, washed and sliced
whipped cream

Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.  Sift flour, then sift together dry ingredients.  Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Add egg and milk, stirring by hand just enough to moisten.  Spread dough in greased 8 x 1 1/2 inch round pan. building up edges slightly.  Bake for 15 to 18 minutes.  Remove cake from pan; cool on rack for 5 minutes.  Split into two layers; lift top off carefully.  Alternate layers of cake, whipped cream, and strawberries, ending with strawberries on top.

The cake turned out just right!
 Not high in sugar, which I love.  But if you have a sweet tooth you can always add more sugar.
Enjoy your cake!

Note: This recipe is taken from the book Cook-A-Doodle-Doo by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel

Click on the link to the left to buy this book from now!

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