Easy Strawberry Shortcake Squares
4 C strawberries, hulled and sliced OR 4 C sliced peaches
1/4 C sugar
2 C flour
1/3 C sugar
1 T baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 C butter
2/3 C half and half
1 egg, beaten
2 C whipped cream (or 1 can Redi-Whip®)
additional sliced strawberries or peaches for garnish
Combine sliced fruit and 1/4 cup sugar, mix well and chill.
Preheat oven to 450° F. Lightly grease an 8 inch square baking pan.
Combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Cut in butter with two knives or a
pastry blender until the mixture resembles a coarse meal.
Mix half and half and egg and mix well. Add to flour/butter mixture and stir
just until moistened. Spread the mixture in the bottom of the prepared pan and
bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before
transferring cake to a wire rack to cool completely.
Cut the cake into six squares and cut each square in half horizontally. Place
bottom half of shortcake, cut side up, on plate, top with prepared fruit and
dollop of whipped cream, top with second half of cake, cut side down and
additional fruit and whipped cream. Repeat for remaining squares.