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Old Fashioned Berry Shortcake

Ingredients

SHORTCAKE:
2 c. sifted all purpose flour
1/4 c. granulated sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. butter or margarine
3/4 c. milk

BERRY TOPPING:
1-1/2 quarts. raspberries, blackberries, or sliced strawberries
3/4 c. granulated sugar
1 c. heavy cream
2 tbsp. confectioners’ sugar

Instructions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Lightly grease an 8″x8″x2″ pan.

Into medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. With pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarsely cornmeal. Make a well in center of flour mixture. Pour in milk all at once; mix with fork just until all flour is moistened. Dough will be lumpy.

Spoon dough into prepared pan; then press with fingers to fit pan. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden and a cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool partially; cut into 9 squares. (Shortcakes can be served warm or cold.).

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