Makes: 8 shortcakes at 34¢ each. Prep: 30 minutes. Bake: at 425° for 20 minutes.

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Strawberry Shortcake

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  • Heat oven to 425 degrees F.

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  • Mix flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder and salt in bowl. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make hole in center; add 3/4 cup milk; stir to make soft dough.

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  • On floured board, pat dough into 3/4-inch-thick round. Using 3-inch scalloped cookie cutter, cut out 6 rounds. Place on baking sheet. Repeat with trimmings, cutting out 2 more. Brush tops with remaining milk; sprinkle with remaining sugar.

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  • Bake in 425 degrees F oven 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to rack to cool. Split shortcakes in half. Assemble on plates, using your choice of sauce. Serve with whipped cream if desired.

Nutrition Facts (Strawberry Shortcake)

297 calories; total fat 13g; saturated fat 8g; cholesterol 34mg; sodium 230mg; carbohydrates 42g; fiber 1g; protein 4g.

Strawberry-Ginger Sauce

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  • Mix sugar, vinegar, honey, ginger and pinch black pepper in bowl. Add 1/2 cup of the strawberries; mash to puree, dissolving sugar. Add remaining berries to mixture

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Strawberry-Orange Sauce

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  • Mix sugar, vinegar, orange juice concentrate, orange marmalade and pepper in bowl. Add 1/2 cup of the strawberries; mash to puree, dissolving sugar. Add remaining strawberries.

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Strawberry-Raspberry Sauce

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  • Mix sugar, jam, vinegar, liqueur and pepper in bowl. Add 1/2 cup of the strawberries; mash to puree, dissolving sugar. Add remaining strawberries.

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