1 qt. fresh strawberries
1 c. sugar
2 c. all-purpose flour
2 tbsp. sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/3 c. shortening
1 c. milk
Light cream or sweetened whipped cream
Slice strawberries, sprinkle with 1 cup sugar and let stand 1 hour.
Heat oven 450 degrees. Grease round layer pan, 8 x 1 1/2 inches.
Measure the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into bowl. Cut in shortening thoroughly until mixture looks mixed. Stir in milk just until blended.
Pat into pan. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Split short cake while warm. Spread with butter, fill and top with fresh berries. Serve warm with cream.
Mom will love it for Mother’s Day with a specialty coffee.