Old Fashioned Gems For Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • Cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Break egg into a measuring cup; add cream to 1 cup mark. In a mixing bowl put the salt, sugar, flour, and baking powder. Add egg-cream mixture and vanilla; beat 1 minute. Fill greased muffin pans a third full (not more). Bake in a moderate oven (375F) 30 minutes. To serve, spoon sweetened sliced berries between and atop the split gems. Garnish with sweetened whipped cream, if desired.

Yield: 15 to 18 gems.