Saturday, July 7, 2012

Gramma Ruperd's Super Secret Shortcake

Ok, seriously, the shortcake recipe isn't that secretive, hard, or fancy. But it is my Gramma's, and that makes it special. Every summer, Gramma would pull this one out and suddenly my giant, loving, family, would become the "first come, first served" type. It wouldn't be right to pass up a 4th of July without it, and it remains our family tradition, even though we are a good thousand miles apart. Here we go!

Ingredients needed:

5 cups Bisquick
4 T Sugar (Gram adds more, fyi)
2 T Lemon juice mixed with 1 cup milk
6 T melted butter
1 t almond extract
2 T sliced almonds
8 cups whole strawberries
sugar for topping
cool whip

  • Mix together lemon/milk with butter and almond extract
  • Slowly incorporate Bisquick and Sugar
  • Continue mixing by hand until they have reached "biscuit" consistency
  • Drop 1/3 cupfuls on ungreased baking sheet
  • Sprinkle with almonds
  • Bake at 350 for 12-15 mins
While that's baking, use a potato masher and mash the strawberries and about a 1/2 cup sugar, leaving the juices in bowl

When shortcakes come out, cut them in half, load 'em with some strawberries, and a good 'ol dollop of cool whip! Tastes like summertime!

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