Shortcake!

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This is a basic shortcake dough, which I altered over the years, from the 1948 Culinary Arts Encyclopedic Cookbook.   I used my book until it fell apart and I recently reconstructed it with matching color book tape I found on Etsy.    I made this particular shortcake in order to bake the Cherry Shortcake Roll Up.

Brown Sugar Shortcake Biscuits

2 C Sifted Flour
3 tsp Baking Powder
2 T Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp salt
4 T Unsalted Butter – cold
3/4 C Sour Cream (I also use Plain Greek yogurt)

In a cuisinart, blend dry ingredients together  (a bowl and pastry cutter method also works here).  Add cold butter and pulse or cut in until crumbly.    Whisk sour cream in a bowl until smooth and blend well.    Cover in saran wrap and allow to chill at least 15 minutes before use.

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Ready for the sour cream….

shortcake2When shortcake is totally mixed together, wrap in plastic and chill a little…

shortcake2You can roll to half inch thickness and cut with a biscuit cutter

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