Mom's Shortcake

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Butter, melted Strawberries, for serving Mix flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Cut in "1 cup shortening or so" until texture is like half cornmeal, half pea. Add milk gradually till well-moistened (might need more, up to 0.75 cup, depending on humidity). Gather into a ball (will look like not enough liquid); loose flour will disappear into it. Pat about 2 cm thick onto wax paper sprayed with Pam. Drizzle top with melted butter; spread over dough. Fold dough in half cross-ways; cut into diamonds and place cakes on greased, foil-lined baking pan or cookie sheet. Bake at 230ÂșC . about 15 to 20 minutes; yields approximately 1 dozen. Serve with butter and/or sliced strawberries (with sugar added) and whipped cream.