I’m pretty sure that after graduating as a young cook from the recipe on the side of the yellow bag for chocolate chip cookies, my next adventure in baking was making shortcakes.
This is a recipe that I’ve never bothered to tweak, change or otherwise tamper with, and it’s straight out of the Joy of Cooking. It’s a great way to introduce kids to baking because the dough is fun to play with; you get to pat it out and cut it into chunky circles. And because they bake in about 10 minutes and should be served warm from the oven –with sweet berries and freshly whipped cream! – we’re talking immediate gratification at its finest.