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Summer Shortcake

Recipe photo courtesy of Yunhee Kim

Your heart will be true to this red, white, and blue shortcake, perfect for the Fourth of July.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2007
Servings

Ingredients

For the biscuits

For the filling

Directions

Cook's Notes

Before assembling your cake, set aside a few spoonfuls of the brightest, plumpest blueberries and strawberries. Once the top biscuit is in place, pile these choice berries into the star cutouts. Arrange any that remain around the cake on the serving dish.

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  • lynn727
    28 JUL, 2012
    I made this recipe from the printed version, which I don't recall having any errors. The cakes came out great and everyone loved it. Actually, of all the desserts we had on the 4th this was the favorite. If you have the old 2007 July issue of Living check to see if there's a difference in the recipes.
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  • Lele7
    27 MAY, 2012
    VERY disappointed in this recipe. I noticed the salt missing from the ingredient list, but as a baker, I figured out about how much salt to add. When I baked the biscuits, they were super flat, didn't puff up AT ALL and took way longer to bake than what the time allowed. Also 450 is too high for this type of recipe, so I reduced it to 400. After all that baking (about 15 min. extra) the dough was still raw on the inside, yet the edges were already starting to get too crispy. Not attempting again
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  • infrared
    29 JUN, 2011
    The directions tell you to pulse flour, sugar, baking powder and soda and salt. There is no salt quantity in the ingredients list. Then in the berry and cream part, the sugar for either the berries or the cream is omitted as is a measurement for the vanilla. Please correct ASAP.
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  • 101cook
    15 JUL, 2010
    this recepie looked better than it tasted. i didn't notice the omission of salt until i had my dough in a ball already :( resulted in too dry of a biscuit than i care for. Not doing this one again
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  • Lauralynnie1
    4 JUL, 2010
    The use of vanilla and salt mentioned in the recipe's directions (but not the ingredients) is explained in bakespace.com's "summer shortcake" recipe (just google it), which apparently was stolen by martha's site. Guess someone forgot to copy and paste the whole list of ingredients for this featured recipe... I'm disappointed, martha...
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  • nooridayu
    5 MAY, 2010
    i love creamy cake.. martha how to makes simple cake? i mean the ingredient is not to complicated.
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  • utahbaker
    4 APR, 2010
    There is no salt listed in the ingredients, so how much is added with the flour, soda, baking powder and sugar?
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  • Gatonju
    5 SEP, 2008
    This is such a pretty shortcake! I found that using one cookie cutter in the middle, instead of a lot of little cut outs helps the shortcake stay up a little bit better. Best shortcake I ever had.
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  • Gatonju
    5 SEP, 2008
    This is such a pretty shortcake! I found that using one cookie cutter in the middle, instead of a lot of little cut outs helps the shortcake stay up a little bit better. Best shortcake I ever had.
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  • SoniaK
    25 AUG, 2008
    This cakes looks great and tastes even better! This is a nice, light dessert. The biscuits were a bit of a challenge but definitely manageable. Make sure to use unsalted butter or the biscuits will come out too salty.
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