"An old-fashioned, tender shortcake with two layers of strawberries topped with whipped cream."
3 pints fresh strawberries
1/2 cup white sugar
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup milk
2 cups whipped heavy cream
Slice the strawberries and toss them with 1/2 cup of white sugar. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease and flour one 8 inch round cake pan.
In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, 2 tablespoons white sugar and the salt. With a pastry blender cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center and add the beaten egg and milk. Stir until just combined.
Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool partially in pan on wire rack.
Slice partially cooled cake in half, making two layers. Place half of the strawberries on one layer and top with the other layer. Top with remaining strawberries and cover with the whipped cream.
"And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”
Acts 2:2-4 KJV
1 Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove, with all thy quickening powers; kindle a flame of sacred love in these cold hearts of ours.
2 In vain we tune our formal songs; in vain we strive to rise; hosannas languish on our tongues, and our devotion dies.
3 Dear Lord, and shall we ever live at this poor dying rate? Our love so faint, so cold to thee, and thine to us so great!
4 Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove, with all thy quickening powers; come, shed abroad a Savior's love, and that shall kindle ours.
Today's Devo O My Soul, Bless God, the Father 1 O my soul, bless your Redeemer; All within me, bless God's Name; Bless the Savior, and forget not All God's mercies to proclaim. 2 God forgives all your transgressions, All diseases gently heals; God redeems you from destruction, And with you so kindly deals. 3 Far as east from west is distant, God has put away our sin' Life the pity of a father Has the Lord's compassion been. 4 As it was without beginning, So it lasts without an end; To their children's children ever Shall God's righteousness extend. 5 Unto such as keep God's covenant And are steadfast in God's way; Unto those who still remember The commandments and obey. 6 Bless your Maker, all you creatures, Ever under God's control, All throughout God's vast dominion; Bless the Lord of all, my soul! “Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquitie…