Star Spangled Shortcakes
star spangled shortcakes

Star Spangled Shortcakes

Star-shaped shortcakes are perfect for the 4th of July or any other special celebration.

The Story Behind the Recipe
6
servings
20 min
PREP TIME
30 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Shortcake

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup cold Land O Lakes® Butter

3/4 cup milk

1 1/2 teaspoons sugar

Fruit

1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled, sliced

1 cup fresh blueberries

1 tablespoon sugar

Cream

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream whipped

1 tablespoon sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons orange-flavored liqueur or orange juice

Garnish

6 star fruit (carambola) slices

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 450°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder and salt in bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in milk with fork until mixture forms a ball.

  3. STEP 3

    Knead dough 5 times on lightly floured surface until smooth. Roll out to 9x6-inch rectangle, 1/2-inch thick. Cut out 6 shortcakes with 3-inch star-shaped cutter. Place onto ungreased baking sheet; sprinkle with 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar. Bake 9-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly; split in half.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine strawberries, blueberries and 1 tablespoon sugar in bowl; set aside.

  5. STEP 5

    Beat whipping cream and 1 tablespoon sugar in another bowl until stiff peaks form. Gently stir orange-flavored liqueur into whipped cream.

  6. STEP 6

    Place bottom of shortcake on individual dessert plate; top with 2 tablespoons whipped cream and 1/3 cup fruit. Top with remaining half of shortcake; dollop with whipped cream. Garnish with star fruit slice. Repeat with remaining shortcakes and fruit.

Nutrition

450Calories
23Fat (mg)
70Cholesterol (mg)
590Sodium (mg)
55Carbohydrates (g)
3Dietary Fiber
6Protein (g)

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