Last night as part of our Young Women’s activity we had a nice dinner and enjoyed some dessert together. I was responsible for making the dessert. One of my young women has issues with gluten and so is on a gluten free diet. I found this recipe for Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcakes a while back. We went to this same girl’s house for dinner once and I made this recipe then to take for dessert. She loved it so much, that I thought I'd make it for her again. The rest of the girls and leaders enjoyed these too. If you have a friend or a loved one who also has issues with gluten I guarantee that they will love this sweet treat!
Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcakes
1/2 cup butter
1 cup icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup cornstarch
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1-Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 12-muffin pan.
2-In a large bowl cream butter and sugar, using electric mixer.
3-Add the eggs and vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy.
4-In a small bowl mix the cornstarch and baking powder together and add slowly to the creamed mixture. (If added too quickly, it will fly about the kitchen.).
5-Mix until well blended.
6-Fill the greased muffin tins half full.
7-Bake for 15 minutes. (Test with a toothpick, after 15 minutes, even if the top looks shiny).
8-Remove from the pan while still warm. (They will look like little cupcakes.But trust me they will taste just like little shortcakes).
9-Serve topped with strawberries, and whipped cream.
Sorry again for the poor photo quality. Lighting was bad and I used my hubby's camera on his phone to take them.