Whipped cream-egg biscuits make wonderful berry or peach shortcakes
3c. sifted flour
2tblsp. baking powder
¼c. finely chopped nuts (optional)
1c. heavy cream
1qt. strawberries, cut in halves, or sliced fresh peaches
Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in nuts.
Combine egg, cream, sugar and vanilla. Whip until mixture stands in soft peaks.
Fold cream mixture into dry ingredients until all flour is moistened. Gather dough into ball. Knead on floured board 8 to 10 times. Roll out ½" thick.
Cut three 4" biscuits, three 2¾" biscuits and six biscuits.
Place on ungreased baking sheet. Brush with cream. Bake in hot oven (450°) 12 to 15 minutes.
Split large and medium-size biscuits. Make tiers of biscuit halves, sugared berries or peaches and whipped cream. Top with tiny biscuits. Serve with strawberries or sliced fresh peaches and more whipped cream.