SUMMER IS AROUND THE CORNER BETCHES!
Tell that to the weather outside though. LA weather is crap and more crap lately. Rainy, cloudy, cold, windy, dreary, miserable crap. Where is my sunshine?! Where is my beach?! Where is my heat?!
But back to the point. Strawberry shortcake. Mmmm.
Photo by KTCho
Remember the last time I made a cake that looked like this?
This cake was a lot easier to make. I’m sure it helped that there were three people working on it once, too. Delicious buttery shortcake + fresh whipped cream + sweet strawberries = money.
Photo by Spak
S, K, and I had difficulty trying to pick a recipe. At first, we wanted to make macarons, but none of us has a scale to measure out grams. After scouring allrecipes.com, we found a strawberry shortcake recipe we wanted. :) Changed it up a little though by making our own whipped cream.
FRESH WHIPPED CREAM MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE.
But don’t forget to put in the baking powder and then have to knead it back into the dough.
But you wouldn’t do that, right?
I mean, what kind of nubcakes would make a mistake like that… Heh heh.
1 quart strawberries, sliced
1 cup sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 dash ground nutmeg
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs, separated
2 cups sweetened whipped cream
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a bowl, gently stir strawberries and 1/2 cup sugar; chill. Meanwhile, in another bowl, combine flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg; cut in butter until crumbly.
Combine milk and egg yolks; mix well. Add to crumb mixture, stirring just until moistened. Divide and pat into two greased 9-in. round cake pans.
In a small mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; spread over dough. Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake 40-45 minutes or until golden. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. (Layer will be thin.) Cool completely.
Place one cake layer on a large serving plate; spread with half of the whipped cream. Spoon half of the strawberries over cream. Repeat layers. Garnish with mint if desired.