Star Spangled Shortcakes

Star Spangled Shortcakes
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Star-shaped shortcakes are perfect for the 4th of July or any other special celebration.
20 min
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
6 servings

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

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 450°F.
  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. 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. Combine strawberries, blueberries and 1 tablespoon sugar in bowl; set aside.
  5. Beat whipping cream and 1 tablespoon sugar in another bowl until stiff peaks form. Gently stir orange-flavored liqueur into whipped cream.
  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.

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Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

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

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