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Homemade Strawberry Shortcake with Lainie Eilenberger your Lubbock & West Texas Real Estate Expert

Updated: Jan 10

Howdy, fellow West Texans! This is Lainie Eilenberger with Key and Slate Real Estate Group. Today, we're stepping back into the kitchen, and I'll be sharing more than just the ins and outs of West Texas real estate. I'm going to let y'all in on a recipe that's close to my heart: a Strawberry Shortcake with homemade Whipped Topping.


Growing up, nothing spelled delight like a slice of Strawberry Shortcake on a hot Fourth of July. The sweet strawberries, fluffy biscuits, and rich whipped cream – oh, it's a dessert that still makes my heart sing!


Ready to whip up a storm and create some sweet memories? Let's get started with our locally sourced ingredients, supporting the heart of West Texas, our fantastic local farmers.


Ingredients:


- 1 pound of locally sourced strawberries: The fresher, the better!

- 1/4 cup of sugar (We recommend Imperial Sugar - a brand Texas swears by.)

- 2 cups all-purpose flour (The Pioneer Woman’s trusted brand, King Arthur Flour, is our top choice.)

- 1/4 cup of sugar

- 1 tablespoon baking powder

- 1/2 teaspoon salt

- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (Challenge Butter works magic.)

- 2/3 cup whole milk (Borden's Whole Milk is a winner here.)

- 1 cup heavy cream (Again, Borden's comes up top.)

- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar

- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (Use the pure stuff, like Adams Extract.)


Cooking Directions:


1. Prep Your Strawberries: Start by rinsing your strawberries under cold water, then hull and slice them. In a bowl, toss the sliced strawberries with 1/4 cup of sugar. Set them aside to macerate for at least 30 minutes. This process will draw out the strawberries' natural juices.


2. Make the Shortcakes: Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). In a large bowl, whisk together 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cut in your cold, unsalted butter using a pastry blender or your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Pour in the milk and stir until just combined.


3. On a lightly floured surface, gently knead the dough a few times until it comes together. Pat it out to about 1-inch thickness. Using a round biscuit cutter, cut out shortcakes from the dough and place them on a baking sheet. Bake in your preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.


4. Whip up the Topping: While your shortcakes are baking, pour 1 cup of heavy cream into a chilled mixing bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Beat with a mixer on high speed until soft peaks form.


5. Assemble Your Shortcakes: Once your shortcakes have cooled slightly, slice them in half horizontally. Spoon some of your macerated strawberries onto the bottom half of each shortcake, add a dollop of whipped cream, then place the top half of the shortcake on. Top with a little more whipped cream and a few more strawberries.


Beyond the kitchen, I serve your real estate needs with the same love and dedication I put into each Strawberry Shortcake. I am honored to serve in the following West Texas cities: Abernathy, Brownfield, Buffalo Springs, Crosbyton, Denver City, Farwell, Floydada, Hale Center, Lamesa, Levelland, Littlefield, Lubbock, Muleshoe, New Deal, New Home, Olton, Plains, Plainview, Post, Ralls, Ransom Canyon, Seagraves, Seminole, Silverton, Slaton, Snyder, Spur, Sudan, Sundown, Tahoka, Tulia, Wolfforth, and more.


If you're looking for the perfect home, a plot of land to call your own, commercial spaces, or luxury real estate in Lubbock & West Texas, I've got you covered. Please visit:



Each site offers a wealth of information to help you make the best decisions for your real estate needs in our beloved West Texas.


At Key and Slate Real Estate Group, we value relationships over transactions. Like the tradition of sharing Strawberry Shortcake on the Fourth of July, we believe in cultivating community, connection, and a sense of belonging. So, whether you're in the kitchen or planning your next real estate venture, remember, you're in good hands with Lainie Eilenberger. Until next time, y’all stay blessed!


Delicious homemade Strawberry Shortcake made by Lainie Eilenberger, your Lubbock & West Texas Real Estate Agent. It features vibrant, locally-sourced West Texas strawberries and fluffy whipped cream. The dessert is elegantly presented on a rustic wooden table under warm Texas sunlight, embodying Lainie's love for classic American treats and her commitment to local community.
Image of Strawberry Shortcake made by Lubbock & West Texas Real Estate Expert - Lainie Eilenberger

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