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Mom's Shortcake

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Servings: 1
Categories: Cakes / Desserts

Ingredients:
3  cups  Flour
1  cup  Shortening
2/3  cup  Sugar
1/2  cup  Milk (more as needed)
1  teaspoon  Salt
    Butter, melted
3  teaspoons  Baking powder
    Strawberries, for serving

Directions:
Mix flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Cut in "1 cup shortening or so" until texture is like 1/2 cornmeal, 1/2 pea. Add milk gradually till well-moistened (might need more, up to 3/4 cup, depending on humidity). Gather into a ball (will look like not enough liquid); loose flour will disappear into it. Pat about 3/4" thick onto wax paper sprayed with Pam. Drizzle top with melted butter; spread over dough. Fold dough in half cross-ways; cut into diamonds and place cakes on greased, foil-lined baking pan or cookie sheet. Bake at 450 degrees F. about 15 to 20 minutes; yields approximately 1 dozen. Serve with butter and/or sliced strawberries (with sugar added) and whipped cream.


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