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Strawberry Shortcake

½ cup softened butter

1 cup granulated sugar

½ cup buttermilk

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 ½ cups flour

½ teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking power

Whipped cream (optional)

 

Clean and wash strawberries and cut in ½ or bit size pieces. Add 2-3 tables spoons of sugar and let stand for at least 15 minutes

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees, and lightly grease an 8 x 8 inch pan.

Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add buttermilk, eggs and vanilla. Mix well.

Using a colander or sifter, mix together flour salt and baking powder and sift into butter and egg mixture

Gently mix together until no clumps remain.

Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Cut into squares and serve warm topped with strawberry mixture and whipped cream.