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Recipe: Strawberry shortcake

Recipe: Strawberry shortcake

Strawberry shortcake — one of many healthy recipes from Mayo Clinic.

Shortcake is a rich, salty biscuit or yellow cake usually topped with sliced fruit and whipped cream. The biscuit in this healthier version is made with whole-wheat pastry flour and low-sodium baking powder. It''s topped with fresh strawberries and plain low-fat yogurt.


Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, re-sift the flours, baking powder and sugar together. Using a fork, cut the chilled margarine into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the chilled milk and stir just until a moist dough forms.

Turn the dough onto a generously floured work surface and, with floured hands, knead gently 6 to 8 times until the dough is smooth and manageable. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough into a rectangle 1/4-inch thick. Cut into 8 squares. Place the squares onto the prepared baking pan and bake until golden, 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Transfer the biscuits onto individual plates. Top each with 1 cup strawberries and 1 1/2 tablespoons yogurt. Serve immediately.


Ingredients

For the shortcake:

  • 1 3/4 cups whole-wheat pastry flour, sifted
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose (plain) flour, sifted
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons low-sodium baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup trans-free margarine (chilled)
  • 3/4 cup fat-free milk (chilled)

For the topping:

  • 6 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) plain fat-free yogurt

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Calcium 
Calories225 
Carbohydrate38 g 
Cholesterol2 mg 
Fiber6 g 
Monounsaturatedfat1.5 g 
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Saturatedfat1 g 
Servingsize1 shortcake 
Sodium87 mg 
TotalFat5 g 

2014-08-16

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