Strawberry Shortcake is my contribution to Maheswari's AFAM 'Fruit of a month' event.Can you guess what fruit for February the "month of love" would be? Strawberries of course!!:) Thank you for hosting Mahesh.
Strawberry Shortcake:Serves 4-6
To make Strawberry Shortcake,you need:
Pre-heat the oven to 450F.
Slice 1 cup Strawberries.Chill in the Fridge.
Add few strawberries to 1/2 cup Yogurt,2 tbsp Sugar and blend until smooth,,chill in the fridge.
You need Whipped Cream home made or store-bought.
Some powdered Sugar to sprinkle on top.
Mix 1 cup Plain flour, 3tbsp softened butter,1/4 cup sugar,1 tsp grated Lemon zest,1/4 tsp Ginger pd,2 tsp Baking powder/1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence until crumbly.Add 4 Strawberries chopped and 7-9 tbsp milk,mix gently just until it clings together.
Take a double layer ed thick bottomed baking sheet,divide the dough into four or six(do not mix the dough too much)and place them on the sheet few inches apart.Put in the oven and bake for 6-10 mins or until puffed and lightly golden on top.Do not overbake!
Take them,slide them onto a cooling rack and cool them completely.Carefully slice across each Shortcake into two.It's easy to slice if you chill them in the fridge covered for a while to soften them.These will not feel like soft cake but crumbly on top,softer inside.
To serve: Take a dessert plate,place bottom half of Shortcake,layer with 2-4 tbsp of Strawberry Yoghurt,whipped cream,slices of Strawberries and put the top of shortcake and sprinkle with sugar powder to serve immedietely.Tastes divine!!:))
Did you know that Strawberry is the state fruit of Louisiana?!
Some known facts about Strawberries:
Garden Strawberry is the most common variety of strawberry cultivated worldwide. Like all strawberries,it is in the family Rosaceae.It's fruit is technically known as an accessory fruit,in that the fleshy part is derived not from the plant's ovaries but from the peg at the bottom of the bowl-shaped hypanthium that holds the ovaries.The Garden Strawberry originated in Europe in the early 18th century.More Info at WIKI.
Nutrition: One cup (144 g) of strawberries constitutes approximately 45 calories (188 kJ) and is an excellent source of vitamin C and flavonoids.
Now get a fork and dig in!
Enjoy with your honey!;))