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Strawberry Shortcakes recipe

Reduced calorie strawberry ‘quick-yeast-shortcakes’.

Recipe: Strawberry Shortcakes

1 package fast-rising yeast
2 tablespoons hot water (115°F / 45°C)
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1 3/4 teaspoons Equal® for Recipes or 6 packets Equal®sweetener or 1/4 cup Equal® Spoonful™
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons cold margarine, cut into pieces
2/3 cup buttermilk
3 cups sliced strawberries
1 1/2 teaspoons Equal® for Recipes or 4 1/2 packetsEqual® sweetener or 3 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful™
Light whipped topping (optional)
Mint Sprigs

  • Mix yeast and hot water in small bowl;let stand 5 minutes.
  • Combine flour, oats, 1 3/4 teaspoons Equal®for Recipes, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in medium bowl;cut in margarine with pastry blender until mixture resemblescoarse crumbs.
  • Stir buttermilk and yeast mixture intoflour mixture, making a moderately stiff dough. Knead dough onlightly floured surface 3 to 4 times. Let dough rise, covered,in warm place until almost doubled in size, 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Punch dough down. Roll dough on lightlyfloured surface to 1/2-inch thickness; cut into hearts or othershapes with 3-inch cutter.
  • Bake on greased cookie sheet in preheated400°F (205°C) oven until biscuits are browned, about20 minutes.
  • Sprinkle strawberries with 1 1/2 teaspoonsEqual® for Recipes. Split warm biscuits and place on plates;spoon strawberries over. Garnish with dollops of whipped toppingand mint sprigs.

    Makes 6 servings.

    Nutrition Information Per Serving: 256cal., 7 g pro., 42 g carbo., 7 g fat, 1 mg chol., 462 mg sodium.

    Food Exchanges: 2 1/2 Bread, 1/2 Fruit,1 Fat.

    Recipe provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.

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