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Butter Pecan Strawberry Shortcake

Ingredients

Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup toasted pecans, ground

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 cup unsalted butter

1 egg

2/3 cup whipping cream

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Garnish

1 cup whipping cream

2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 teaspoons strawberry or raspberry liqueur or Cointreau (optional)

6 cups sliced strawberries

Method

  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees F. Stack two baking sheets together and line top one with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together flour, pecans, 1/4 cup of sugar, salt and baking powder. Cut in the butter until mixture is grainy. Stir in egg, cream and vanilla extract to make a soft dough. Knead gently on a lightly floured bowl. Shape into a 9- or 10-inch round. Transfer to baking sheet.
  3. Bake in upper third of oven for 8-10 minutes. Cool well.
  4. Whip the cream and add sugar and vanilla extract. Split shortcake in two horizontally. Cover with half of cream. Top with some berries and liqueur. Replace top of shortcake and top with remaining berries and cream.
  5. You may replace the whipping cream with softened vanilla ice cream.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Posted by Marla at Recipe Goldmine 11/09/2001 12:35 pm.


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