Can you believe that the Fourth of July is right around the corner?! I’ll gather together a few Fourth of July crafts but those will be fun the entire month of July whereas the parties are coming up and take some prep!
I have a great fondness for my Dad’s strawberry shortcake, it still remains one of my favorite desserts growing up, and now my kids love it too! This is a great recipe that isn’t hard to make, looks festive, and the sugar content is minimal which makes it great for all family parties!
Patriotic Shortcake Cups:
Ingredients & Supplies:
- 6 biscuits (recipe below) or 4 cups angel food cake cut into cubes
- 1 cup strawberries chopped
- 1 cup blueberries
- Lemon, halved.
- 2 cups whipped cream
- Clear plastic cups (you can do glass cups if you prefer)
- Combine the strawberries and blueberries into a bowl and squeeze the lemon over the chopped fruit. For something slightly sweeter, you can sprinkle a teaspoon of sugar over the fruit (the lemon will help preserve the berries).
- Line the bottom of your plastic cups with the cubed angel food cake or chopped shortcake biscuits.
Add a layer of chopped fruit
- Top with another layer of angel food cake or shortcake
- Add a generous dollop of whipped cream
Garnish with sliced strawberry
*Or, you can simply use Bisquick, angel food cake, or ready-to-bake biscuits from your local grocery store.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour (or Gluten-free flour if you have a wheat allergy)
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 6 tbsp salted butter, salted margarine OR buttery flavored shortening, frozen
- 1 cup milk OR unsweetened non-dairy milk
- 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tbsp additional salted butter OR margarine
- Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees
- Combine all dry ingredients
- Cut the frozen butter into the dry ingredients so they are mixed with minimal balling
- Stir together the wet ingredients and mix with the dry, do not over mix.
- Adding a handful of flour to your countertop or cutting board, place the dough on top and knead it together folding it over each other a few times.
- Taking a handful of dough at a time, make loose balls and place them on a lined cookie sheet
- Press a small thumbprint in the center of each uncooked biscuit which helps them cook evenly
- Drizzle a small amount of melted butter and cinnamon-sugar over the top of each biscuit
- Place in oven to bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned