Recipe of the Week: Grandmother Upton’s Shortcake, by Nan

Here is my grandmother Upton’s shortcake recipe. This is fantastic with strawberries or peaches. Of course, Grandma served this with some real whipped cream. It serves six.


  • 2 cups of flour
  • 5 tsp. (rounded) baking powder
  • 1 good pinch of salt
  • 5 Tbsp. Crisco, butter, or margarine
  • 3 tsp. sugar
  • slightly less than 3/4 cup whole milk


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Using a fork or pastry cutter, blend together the dry ingredients with the Crisco and sugar.
  4. Stir in the whole milk.
  5. Using a fork, press mixture into a 9″ round cake pan.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 17 minutes. Take a fork and lift under the shortcake; it should be brown. If brown on bottom, then it is done and is ready to remove from the oven.
  7. Serve with fruit or topping of choice and optional whipped cream.
  8. Enjoy!

o o o

Useful Recipe and Cooking Links:

Do you have a favorite recipe that would be of interest to SurvivalBlog readers? Please send it via e-mail. Thanks!