Today i am going to share with you guys something special and it is nothing but "Strawberry Short cakes" ..Last post itself i told, i am going to learn the art of baking .ya my first experiment was this strawberry shortcake.It's a very simple one but the challenging part for me in this recipe was baking..You may think "Is it that difficult?" but i don't know whenever I tried baking some cakes or muffins one or the other problem will occur..so i gave up. But my fellow bloggers really inspired me and of course my husband too .
I got this recipe from Martha Stewart's cook book. It has a good collection of wonderful recipes. I felt this recipe is so easy and very good choice for a begginer like me. So I thought of doing this (also, I wanted to surprise my husband :)). ya really he loved the cake.
Here I am sharing one more recipe; that is a simple juice: Strawberry Juice. It was a Strawberry day for us..Anyway we really enjoyed having the cake and juice ..hope u guys will also try it.Enjoy the great art of cooking..
Preparation time : 30 minutes
Cost of the item: 1.59 usd/bag
Sugar: 2 tbsp
All Purpose Flour: 21/2 cup
Butter: 1/2 cup
sugar : 1/2 cup
Baking Pwder: 2 tsp
Salt: 1 tsp
milk: 1 cup
Whip cream : enough
Step1: Sweetening the Strawberries
- Cut each starwberries into 8 pieces. Toss in a bowl with the sugar. Keep it for 20 minutes or until it syrupy.
Step2: Preheat the oven to 425F
Step3:Preparing the cake mixture
- Mix Sugar, Flour, butter, baking powder and salt.Using a mixer mix all together until the mixture resembles the coarsemeal. Add the milk and pulse it four or five times. be careful do not over mix the dough
Step4: Getting ready for baking
- Place a baking paper(wax paper) in a baking pan. Transfer the dough into the pan. With a hand-spoon just pat the dough and make a rectangle shape
- Cut the dough into 6 or 8 pieces using a knife(dust with flour).
- Bake it for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
Step6:Preparing the cake.
- Place one biscuit in a serving plate. Layer with sweetend strawberries and whip cream and the other biscuit.
The delicious cake is ready to eat.It's a very sweet one.the whipcream and the strawberry will give a nice unique taste .Enjoy
- Do not add more milk then the dough will be more sticky and it won't come out in good shape.
- Sweetend strwberries,if u keep it more time it will be more good.
Having this juice is really good for health and its very rich in vitamin c
Strawberry: 5 nos
Water: 1 cup
Sugar: 3 tbsp
Lemon juice: 1 tsp
Ice : 4-5 cubes(I like ice-cubes)
In a blender add the Strawberry pieces,water,sugar and lemon juice blend well. add the ice cubes.Transfer this juice into a juice cup.The delicious juice is ready to have.enjoy the drink.
- If u sweetend the strawberries it will give more taste to the juice.
- If u like, u can add some vanilla extract..
- Do not add excess water.