Celebrate summer and the 4th of July with these patriotic lemon berry shortcakes with lemon cream.
It’s that time of year when we love everything red, white and blue. I just feel more patriotic whenever I see these colors. I love decorating with it, wearing it and even eating that color combo this time of year!
One of my favorite ways to make that red, white and blue combo is with fresh berries. I am lucky enough to live in the Pacific Northwest where fresh berries are plentiful and they even grow in my own back yard. A combination of red strawberries and raspberries and then some blueberries is perfect. Of course for the white all you have to do is add whipped cream.
Strawberry shortcake is one of my favorite summertime desserts and today I have a fun little flavor and patriotic twist on it for you.
I dressed up the shortcake with some lemon zest and lemon juice and to make it patriotic I used my star shaped cookie cutter to cut out the shortcakes. Sprinkle them with a little sugar before baking.
They make the perfect container for some wonderful lemon cream and fresh berries. They are good enough to eat all by themselves but trust me on this one, you are going to want to add some berries and whip cream. It’s more patriotic too!
Start celebrating now with these delicious Lemon Berry Shortcakes and Lemon Cream .
Some of our family’s other favorite patriotic treats are:
Lemon Berry Shortcakes with Lemon Cream
- 3 c all purpose flour
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ⅓ c granulated sugar
- 1 ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp lemon zest
- ¾ c butter chilled and cut into pieces
- 1 c buttermilk
- 2 tbsp heavy cream
- 2 tbsp sugar for sprinkling
- 1 c heavy whipping cream chilled
- 2 tbsp powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp lemon peel
- 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 4-5 c fresh berries - strawberries, raspberries and blueberries
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, ⅓ cup sugar and salt into a food processor or bowl.
- If using a bowl cut in butter with a pastry blender. If using a food processor, pulse several times to cut butter into flour mixture.
- Add in buttermilk and mix until flour mixture is moistened.
- Roll out dough onto a lightly floured surface and cut using a cookie cutter or biscuit cutter.
- Bake on lined baking sheet for about 15 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through and cool.
- Slice shortcakes in half, add lemon cream and fresh berries.
- Combine cream, sugar, peel and juice and beat until soft peaks form.
- Chill until ready to serve.