Friday, 27 May 2016

How To Make Strawberry Shortcake

This week's topic for the Unit Study Roundup is Strawberries and we decided to make Strawberry Shortcake for this. My DD really loves eating strawberries.

I found a recipe from

For your convenience, I am copying it here:

YIELD 12-16 scones UNITS US

2 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut up
1⁄4 cup granulated sugar (use 1/3 for slightly sweeter scones)
2⁄3 cup milk

Heat oven to 425°F (220 Celsius).
Put flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl; stir mix well Add butter and cut in with a pastry blender or rub in with your fingers, until the mixture looks like fine granules.
Add sugar; toss to mix.
Add milk and stir with a fork until dough forms.
Form dough into a ball and turn smooth side up.
Pat or roll into a 6 inch circle.
Cut each circle into 6 or 8 wedges.
Place wedges on an ungreased cookie sheet- slightly apart for crisp sides, touching for soft.
sprinkle desired amount of cinnamon and sugar on each scone.
Bake about 12 minutes, or until medium brown on top.

Here are some photos of the mixing and rubbing process

After we added the milk, the mixture looked like this:

I got them ready for the oven and decided not to do the traditional round scones and instead made them into wedges or triangles (we had a My Little Pony friend join us for this stage):

And finally after the scones were out of the oven, we topped them with fresh strawberries and whipped cream (squirty cream) and this is the final work of art:

Now there is just one thing left to do and that is to tuck in! Happy eating everyone :-)

Please do read the posts from the other bloggers who have blogged on strawberries this time:

Find the Letter: S is for Strawberries from 3 Boys and a Dog

Strawberries Nature Study from The Usual Mayhem

Strawberry and Gardening Books for Kids from CraftCreateCalm

Fun & Easy Strawberry Paper Craft with Handprint Stem from Crafty Mama in ME

Strawberry Number Recognition Free Printable from Something 2 Offer

Strawberry Moon Outdoor Activities for Kids from FrogMom

How To Make Strawberry Shortcake from Tales of Education at Home

Strawberry Picking Sight Word Game from Books and Giggles

Strawberry Friends Printable Student Planner Free Pages from Look! We're Learning!

S is for Strawberry Letter Maze from Simple Fun for Kids

How to Make Strawberry Lemonade from The Jenny Evolution

Preschool Strawberry Math from Schooling a Monkey