Southern Strawberry Shortcake

Southern Strawberry Shortcake

3 pints strawberries washed drained and capped reserve whole strawberries for garnish
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter
1/3 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg well beaten
Sugar for tops of biscuits

Slice strawberries and stir in 1/4 cup sugar then set aside.

Sift flour, baking powder, salt and 1/3 cup sugar.

Work butter into flour mixture with fingertips as you would for pie crust.

Mix baking soda with buttermilk then add buttermilk mixture and egg to flour
mixture then blend lightly.

Place dough on a floured board and knead lightly then roll out 3/4" thick.

Cut into 2-1/2” rounds and place on a well greased baking sheet. Brush tops
with melted butter and sprinkle lightly with sugar then bake at 450 for 12

To assemble shortcake split warm biscuits in two and butter them. Place
sweetened sliced strawberries between halves and on top of biscuit.

Top with whipped cream then garnish with whole strawberries.