Strawberry Cake Recipe and Other Desserts
Try this tasty strawberry cake recipe from a cookbook called New Orleans Food by Tom Fitzmorris.
Strawberry Cake Recipe
- 4 cups self-rising flour
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 stick of softened butter (not melted)
- 1-¾ cup half & half
- Combine flower and sugar.
- Mix in the butter with a whisk, cutter, or by hand until the flour resembles coarse cornmeal.
- Carefully add milk to the mixture until the consistency is thick, moist and even.
- Using an ice cream scoop, place mixture onto greased baking sheet, with the scoops about an inch apart.
- Bake at 475 degrees F for 10 – 15 minutes until lightly brown.
MAKES ABOUT 10 SHORTCAKES
- 1 pint fresh sliced strawberries
- 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
- 1-½ cups water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup sugar
- Mix the corn starch and the water and put in a saucepan.
- Add all of the other ingredients and bring the mixture to boil, then lower heat and simmer for about five minutes.
- Put the sauce in fridge until it is thoroughly cooled.
- 2 pints fresh strawberries
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- ¼ cup sugar
- Slice the strawberries in any way you like and sprinkle them lightly with sugar.
- Refrigerate the strawberries in a sealed container.
- Make whipped cream by combining the cream and sugar in a chilled bowl.
- Beat the cream and sugar with a mixer until stiff peaks form.
- Slice the shortcake in half lengthwise, and place one half on a sandwich plate with the cut side facing up.
- Spoon on some of the sauce.
- Add some sliced berries and a generous dollop of whipped cream.
- Holding the top half of the shortcake over the plate or the sauce bowl, spoon some sauce onto the cut side, and place it on the top.
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