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Old-Fashioned Shortcake Recipe
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Old-Fashioned Shortcake

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"This is a fabulous old fashioned recipe given to me by a friend. It was her mother's recipe and it is the best shortcake. It sops up all the juice and the touch of nutmeg sends it over the top. My very favorite recipe for strawberry shortcake!"

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Original recipe makes 1 8-inch cake Change Servings

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch baking pan.
  2. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg in a large bowl. Cut in butter with a knife or pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Beat egg and milk in another bowl; stir into flour mixture until batter is just blended. Pour batter into prepared baking pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until golden, about 15 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 15 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 06, 2012

Good flavor! I omitted the nutmeg and I added 1 tsp of REAL vanilla. Note: the baking time/temp needs adjusted. I'd suggest lowering temp to 350 and baking longer. I followed the recipe (450/15) and it was really dark on the outside but the middle was still gooey.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 26, 2012

I made this according to the recipe. It was wonderful. Softer than I expected, but it was great paired with the strawberries.

 

10 Ratings

Jul 11, 2012

Exactly what I was looking for! This is an easy-to-make, tasty shortcake recipe! I followed the recipe exactly as it was stated, only change is that I added a 1/4 tsp. cinnamon & baked it at 350 (mainly because our oven over bakes too easily at higher temps). I will make this again!

 
Aug 04, 2013

ONLY reason this is getting a 3 star is because my worst fear came true. The oven to 450 degrees was too high - so it was golden and crispy on the outside and underdone in the center - I even tested with a toothpick, which came out clean (maybe it is my oven, but doubt it, I even baked it longer than recipe called for). JUST BEWARE so this doesn't happen to you, now I have to re-do and adjust to 375 or so.....

 
Apr 14, 2013

I followed the recipe exactly as written (though I did have to bake an extra 10-15 minutes before it was set in the middle) and this was a FANTASTIC shortcake recipe! We had guests over, and all 5 of us LOVED this recipe. Delicious (especially with some fresh made whipped cream - YUMM!)

 
Jul 27, 2013

I have made this several times. My husband and I love it. Best I ever ate!

 
Jul 08, 2013

I added a little more sugar and it was very good

 
Aug 20, 2012

Delicious! I will quote my mom: "I think this is the best shortcake I've ever had."

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 327 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 50.1 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 55 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 12.6 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 483 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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