Early in day mix 3 pts Fresh from Florida strawberries-- cut in ½ --with sugar. This should make a nice juicy mix. Do not refrigerate.
Later, make the shortcake:
2 cups flour
2 Tbsp sugar
3 tsp Baking Powder
½ tsp salt
Mix the above together and cut in (with pastry blender) ½ cup butter or margarine
2/3 cup ½ and ½
Add egg mixture to above and stir just enough to make a soft dough. Knead slightly ( put flour on your hands and counter)
Pat ½ of dough into a well greased 8” round cake pan. Dot with butter.
Pat other ½ of dough on top
Bake 450’ 12 – 15 minutes
Split apart into 2 layers – spoon part of the strawberries between layers
Spoon the rest over the top.
Beat whipped cream using frozen bowl and beaters. Lick beaters. Top with whipped "crean."
A favorite at Cocoa Beach, especially of those with February Birthdays (Papa 2/2, Jared 2/18, Drew 2/9).