1 small cup sugar.
1/2 cup butter.
1 cup cold water.
2 cups flour.
3 teaspoonfuls baking-powder.
Rub the butter and sugar to a cream; sift the flour and baking-powder
together; beat the egg stiff without separating; put the egg with the sugar
and butter, add the water and flour in turn, a little at a time, stirring
steadily; bake in two layer-tins.
Put crushed berries between, and whole berries on top.
Tiny field strawberries make the most delicious shortcake of all.
Make either of the rules above, and put mashed and sweetened peaches between
the layers. Slice evenly about four more, and arrange these on top, making a
ring of them overlapping all around the edge, and laying them inside in the
same way. Sugar well, and serve with whipped cream or a pitcher of plain
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