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Fourth of July Summer Berry Shortcake

Need the perfect dessert for your Fourth of July celebration? Check out this festive recipe.

Strawberry shortcake is a summer dessert tradition in the Meier family. For years, my grandmother Loretta would bring freshly cut strawberries and shortcake to our Sunday family dinners.

My family and I would gladly gobble it down, the perfect end to a great summer dinner.

Last year, my grandma and I went to one of my favorite places to eat, Nordstrom Cafe, which served an amazing triple berry shortcake. When my grandma tasted it, she said it was the first shortcake she'd had that tasted like her mother's. She said she has never been able to find a recipe that quite replicated the flavor — save for the Nordstrom one.

This recipe is adapted from Nordstrom's Entertaining At Home cookbook. I tweaked it to make it more to my taste. You'll need enough large muffin tins to make 10 shortcakes.

To make my adapted recipe, you'll need the following:

  • 2/3 c. ice-cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • 3½ c. all-purpose flour
  • ½ c. granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ c. heavy whipping cream
  • ½ c. buttermilk
  • 1 pint strawberries, ½ pint blackberries and ½ pint raspberries, all sliced and mixed with 1½ Tbsp of sugar.
  • Whipped topping

For step-by-step instructions, scroll through the photo gallery.

patricia c. carter July 01, 2011 at 12:55 AM
Brooke, Just thought I'd drop a line about 2 recipes I tried just recently. The Easy BBQ Country Ribs were wonderful and so easy. The Slow-cooked Pulled Pork was wonderful and easy too. Keep on sending new recipes. I look forward to the recipes and all of your comments
Brooke Tajer July 01, 2011 at 02:05 AM
So happy you enjoyed them Patricia! Thanks for reading :)

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