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County Fair Strawberry Shortcake

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County Fair Strawberry Shortcake This is the best! Serves 6-8
For the berries. 2 quarts fresh ripe strawberries, hulled and cut into large pieces, either halved or quartered. 4 cups water 3 cups sugar 5-6 fresh bay leaves or two sprigs of garden basil Put the prepped berries in an non reactive bowl. Bring the water, sugar and leaves to a boil. Stir to melt the sugar and turn off. When slightly cooled but still warm, pour over the berries to macerate. Allow to rest at room temperature for at least an hour or chilled overnight.
Buttermilk Shortcake 4 cups unbleached ap flour 1/2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoons salt 12 ounces butter, cold, cut up 1 1/4 cups buttermilk 1 each eggs, for egg wash 4 tablespoons heavy cream, for egg wash Additional 2 tbls sugar for dusting Instructions 1. Preheat oven to 400
In mixer at slow setting with paddle attachment - mix all dry ingredients for two minutes
Cut …