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    Strawberry Shortcakes for 2 (America's Test Kitchen)

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    32 mins

    20 mins

    12 mins

    Twiggyann's Note:

    Since there are only two of us in the house (well only 2 humans), I don't like to make desserts because there's SO MUCH. So when I came across this recipe I had to try it. It was delicious and the portions were just perfect for us. From Cooking For Two 2009, America's Test Kitchen

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 2

    Yield:

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    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      For the shortcakes, use first 8 ingredients: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees with the rack in the middle position. Line a rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper.
    2. 2
      In a food processor, mix the flour, 5 teaspoons of sugar, the baking powder, and salt until combined (about 3 pulses) then add the butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal (about 15 pulses).
    3. 3
      Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl. Whisk the half-and-half and the whole egg together then mix into the flour mixture with a rubber spatula until large clumps form. The recipe indicates that using regular milk is ok but not as rich as the half-and-half and that using heavy cream makes the cakes too dense.
    4. 4
      Turn the mixture onto a floured board and shape the dough into two circles about 2-1/2 inches in diameter and about 1 inch thick.
    5. 5
      Brush the tops with the egg white. Then sprinkle the tops with the remaining 1 teaspoon of sugar.
    6. 6
      Place on prepared cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes, turning the pan halfway through cooking.
    7. 7
      Cool on wire wrack.
    8. 8
      For the fruit use the next 2 ingredients: Crush 3/4 cup (about 3.75 ounces) of the strawberries with a potato masher in a medium bowl. Slice the remaining strawberries and fold them into the crushed berries, along with the sugar. Let the mixture sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes.
    9. 9
      For the whipped cream use the last 3 ingredients:.
    10. 10
      Whip the cream, sugar and vanilla together in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium spead until frothy -- about 1 minute. Then turn to high and whip to soft peaks, 1-3 minutes. Of course, store bought whipped cream will work, too.
    11. 11
      To serve: Slice the shortcake horizontally. Place some of the strawberries on the bottom half, put a dollop or two of whipped cream on the strawberries and top with the other half of the short cake.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 24, 2010

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    Nutritional Facts for Strawberry Shortcakes for 2 (America's Test Kitchen)

    Serving Size: 1 (338 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 703.2
     
    Calories from Fat 385
    54%
    Total Fat 42.7 g
    65%
    Saturated Fat 25.6 g
    128%
    Cholesterol 226.6 mg
    75%
    Sodium 415.9 mg
    17%
    Total Carbohydrate 70.7 g
    23%
    Dietary Fiber 4.0 g
    16%
    Sugars 32.4 g
    129%
    Protein 11.7 g
    23%

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