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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Strawberry Shortcake




I'm still picking about 4 cups of strawberries a day
from my little garden in the back yard!

And I have to thank Brian for the idea of shortcake!
Of course!  Nothing better than fresh fruit desserts!

Strawberry Shortcake

Betsy's Buttermilk Biscuits

4 c flour
1 t salt
1 T baking powder
2 t baking soda
2 T sugar

Whisk above ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
With a pastry cutter, cut in 

1 c vegetable shortening.

Add 1 3/4 c buttermilk and stir with a fork
just until combined.  Add more milk if needed
to have it all come together.

With floured hands, pat out onto floured board 1 1/2" thick
or straight onto a cookie sheet covered with 
parchment paper.  Cut into 12 squares.

Sprinkle with a little sugar/cinnamon mixture.

Bake 375 for 20 minutes.  Check center biscuit
by lifting up the top layer to make sure it is 
baked through in the middle.

*****

After cooled, slice and layer with fresh sugared
strawberries and real whipped cream.



62 comments:

  1. Looks good enough to eat... ten of!

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    1. haha....you're so tiny, you can have as many as you want, Jen!

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  2. amazing Betsy! You used so well your strawberries:)
    Love the pics!!

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    1. Yes, a great way to use them! The boys have been eating strawberries, too! They always eat the store bought ones, so it's nice to serve some home grown ones!

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    2. So good they eat strawberries Betsy!
      And I love your blue plates too!

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    3. They have always loved strawberries! They eat 8 lbs of them each week! ha. Oh my!

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    4. Ha so they really love strawberries:)

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  3. i know how to eat it....smiles
    strawberry shortcake is one of the best desserts ever!

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    1. Why, yes you do! Great idea and it was SO good!

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  4. Betsy dear, I'll trade you a couple of scones I just made for a plate of strawberry shortcake...Yummmm Looks delicious!

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    1. Yes, please! I'll be right over with a plate for you. :) I was eyeing your scones with drizzle a few minutes ago! :)

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  5. Can't remember the last time I had one!

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  6. Ohhhhhh Nooooo.... don't do this to me!
    I want something sweet so badly and then you post this!
    This is getting to me!

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    1. It's got to be healthier than a piece of chocolate cake, right?

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  7. OMG!!!
    That settles it...I am going to Walmart, and buy a planter of strawberries...for sure!
    That looks delicious..and what could be better than buttermilk biscuits...oh my!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. I don't think you'll be disappointed! They had those hanging ones at the garden center when I was there on Friday. They were covered in fruit and looked SO cute!

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    2. Hey Linda!
      If Betsy runs out of Strawberry Shortcake, can I pop over to your cottage for a helping! I see you are going to make some ~ thanks!

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  8. I can't remember the last time I have had strawberry shortcake either. Boyyyyyyyyy, it looks so good! I am smiling thinking of your boys inhaling strawberries. Do they like strawberry jam too? Friends of mine make a strawberry freezer jam that's quite nice.

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    1. No jam...haha..because they wouldn't eat anything you put jam on! Well, Alex likes biscuits but he prefers them plain. But fresh strawberries they inhale every day! Freezer jam sounds yummy...and a biscuit...right now!

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    2. Suzie! You are neglecting me tonight! lol

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    3. Nah. You just weren't around when I was.

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  9. Loads of cutie-pie salt and pepper shakers in the shop - what fun!

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    1. haha...there was an abundance of them at the last auction. I'm not sure if there's a market for them but we will see! I have quite a lot more to put in there. It would be a fun thing to collect!

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    2. It certainly would be an instant collection! And tiny... so they don't take up much room.

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    1. It really was...lol...I need to make more!

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  11. Hey can I be your 6th guy?
    That looks sooooooo good - may I have some?.
    Yes Please! Yes Please! Yes Please! Yes Please! Yes Please! . . . . and Yes Please! lol

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    1. Do you think it would be better than a banana split? ha.

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    2. Oh no - nothing could top that! ha

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    3. Especially with Eddie "doing"a banana split in his costume! Hahaha!

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    4. But definately the next best thing lol

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    5. Why hello Linda! I see you like banana splits too!! hahahaha

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    6. Not that kind.......hahaha!

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  12. Oh Yum! No strawberries here yet, but I heard they should be ready by the weekend!

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    1. Well, they're always worth waiting for! I want to know what you do with them!

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  13. Oh! They look delicious Betsy! Yum yum yum!! xx

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    1. thanks, Amy...please have a big helping!

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  14. One of my favorites! And your pictures are fantastic.

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    1. Thanks, Don! Please have a big bowl full! :)

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  15. Yummy! and pretty too! You know food is always better if it's pretty, right? :)

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    1. I think we both know that! That's half the fun! haha.

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  16. That is a lo of strawberry picking indeed
    Could easily scare Blabber, who I was talking to today, from your feed lol

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    1. The resurfacing of Blabber you say?
      Oh, I hope a post is coming to your bay!
      hahaha....

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    2. haha she did a convo post indeed
      But doesn't run until October at my feed

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    3. Can't you live in real time
      and bump it up to this week's chime/

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  17. Strawberry shortcake will forever be a favorite. I get hungry just thinking about it and my tummy is already full!

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    1. Easy to please a crowd with it, too....almost everyone loves it...and it looks very festive!

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  18. Wow Betsy this is gorgeous!
    Mary

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    1. Thanks, Mary! They are so fun to make, too!

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