Red, White & Blue Shortcake

Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cooking Time: 30-35 minutes

2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter, small dice + greasing
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
homemade whipped cream or pre-made

Cooking Tools
(2) Medium mixing bowls
Pastry cutter
Baking dish
Hand mixer
Biscuit cutter


Preheat oven to 325 Degrees F.  In a medium mixing bowl, add; flour, baking powder, salt and butter. Using a pastry cutter, cut butter into the flour until the butter is the size of small pebbles.  Add in sugar, milk, egg and vanilla extract and mix well.  There will be tiny lumps of butter in the batter and the batter will be thick.  Place batter into a greased baking dish and bake for 30-35 minutes, use a toothpick to check the center of the cake, it it comes out clean, then its done.  Cool in pan until your ready to cut out shortcake rounds with biscuit cutter or squares. Place shortcake rounds on a serving dish and place berry mix (recipe below) on top with some of the juices from the berries and a dollop of whip cream.  You can layer the shortcake as high as you want.
Serves 4-6

Berry Mixture


3 cups fresh strawberries, quartered
2 cups fresh blueberries
1/2 cup sugar


In a mixing bowl add all ingredients and toss, let sit at room temperature until sugar dissolves and strawberries create their own juices.

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