Divine Strawberry Shortcake With Marsala

Divine Strawberry Shortcake With Marsala

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups whipping cream
  • 2 quarts strawberries, stems & leaves removed, sliced
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 jumbo eggs, separated
  • cup sugar
  • cup sifted powdered sugar
  • Marsala wine to sprinkle on top
  • Whole strawberries to garnish and serve on the side for those who want extra berries.

Directions:

  • Gently mix the strawberries with the first 1/3 cup of sugar.
  • Chill for 1 to 2 hours. Drain and reserve the juice.
  • Use two 9″ round cake pans.
  • Using 1/2 Tbsp. of butter for each pan, spread the soft butter evenly around the entire pan; set aside.
  • Blend the flour, baking powder, salt, 1/3 cup sugar in a large mixing bowl; with a pastry blender, cut in the remaining butter until mixture is well blended (will look a little lumpy, and that’s OK).
  • Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites.
  • Set the egg whites to the side for the final step of shortcakes.
  • Combine the 2 egg yolks with the milk.
  • Add to flour mixture.
  • Stir with a fork until a soft dough develops.
  • Evenly place dough into each of the 2 pans and with your fingers, gently spread to the sides.
  • Dough is very moist so use a little butter on your fingers to spread the dough.
  • It looks thin, but it rises nicely.
  • Beat the 2 egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  • Brush each of the dough surfaces with the beaten egg whites. Sprinkle the last 1/3 cup of sugar evenly on top, splitting the sugar between the two doughs.
  • Bake in a 450 degree oven for 11-12 minutes (and no more). Remove the shortcakes from the pans and cool completely on wire racks.
  • Beat the whipping cream until foamy; gradually add the powdered sugar, beating until soft peaks form.
  • Place 1 cake layer on serving plate. Spread half of the whipped cream over first layer.
  • With a SLOTTED spoon (for juice drainage) arrange half of the sliced strawberries on top.
  • Place the second shortcake on top and repeat the whipped cream and strawberries.
  • Savie the strawberry juice and servie it on the side with whole strawberries (or It can also be saved for a strawberry shake or smoothie).
  • Sprinkle a little bit of Marsala wine on top of your shortcakes to your preference level.
  • Serve extra whipped cream and vanilla ice cream with the strawberry shortcake.

Yield: 8.0
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