Gayle's Family Shortcake Recipe

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READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Marion Librarian

Found this on a blog entitled "In praise of leftovers", and the author adds "I suppose you could form these into about 6 individual cakes, but the dough is quite wet, so I'd advise sticking with a cake round for ease. I used a sharp knife or bench scraper to score the dough into 8 wedges before baking baking it. The lines will be faint when it comes out of the oven, but still very helpful for slicing it."

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 450 and butter an 8" round cake pan.
  2. In a food processor, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut butter into about 8 pieces, add to flour mixture, and pulse until pea-sized clumps form.
  3. Beat egg and half-and-half together and add to flour mixture. Pulse just until combined. Mixture will be quite wet.
  4. With floured hands, gather into a ball and press into prepared pan, building up the edges a little bit. Sprinkle liberally with baker's sugar and bake in preheated oven for 15-18 min until lightly browned and just done in the center.
  5. Let cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing into wedges and removing from pan.

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