Thursday, July 4, 2013

Rounding up Red, White & Blue!

Favorite Recipes for the 4th of July | Gooseberry Patch Recipe Round-Up

Layered trifles, berry confections, and more! Bring out your red, white & blue recipes this week, because we're rounding up recipes that are perfect for America's birthday!
So tell us...
What are YOUR favorite FOURTH OF JULY recipes?
Share them below in our Recipe Round-Up!

For Independence Day, we've been known to add some fresh blueberries to this recipe! Find this recipe in our cookbook, 101 Homestyle Favorites.

Summertime Strawberry Shortcake
Thanks to Martha Doyle of Rome, New York, who shared this recipe with us. She writes, "For an extra quick & easy version, make one big shortcake! Pat dough into a greased 8" round cake pan and bake for 15 to 18 minutes." 
101 Homestyle Favorites cookbook from Gooseberry Patch3 to 4 c. strawberries, hulled
    and sliced
1/2 c. plus 2 T. sugar, divided

2 c. all-purpose flour

1 T. baking powder

1/2 t. salt

3/4 c. butter, divided

1 egg, beaten

2/3 c. light cream

1 c. whipping cream, whipped

Toss strawberries with 1/2 cup sugar and set aside. Combine flour, remaining sugar, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl. Cut in 1/2 cup butter until mixture forms coarse crumbs; set aside.
Whisk together egg and light cream; add to flour mixture, stirring just until moistened. Divide dough into 6 parts; pat into biscuits and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 450 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes, until golden.
Cool biscuits briefly on a wire rack. Split in half with a serrated knife; spread bottoms with remaining butter. Top with berries and whipped cream; add tops. Garnish with remaining berries and cream. Makes 6 servings.
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