Monday, April 4, 2011

Strawberry Shortcake - 1935

3 cups sifted flour
4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 Tablespoons sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

3/4 cup Spry (shortening)

1 cup milk (about)

2 quarts fresh strawberries, hulled and cut in quarters

Sift dry ingredients together and cut in Spry. Add milk, mixing to a soft dough. Knead lightly 20 seconds. Divide dough in half. Pat one piece into 9-inch layer pan greased with Spry. Spread with Spry and cover with other half, patting to fit pan. Bake in hot oven (425) 30 minutes. Separate layers. Spread with butter; cover with 1/2 of berries. Place upper layer on top. Cover with remaining berries. Serves 8.

Source: Aunt Jenny's Favorite Recipes, Lever Brothers Company, 1935

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