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Red, White, and Blue 4th of July Skewers

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Ingredients:

For the pound cake:
  • 2 cups cake flour (or all purpose if not available)

  • Zest of 1 lemon

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • ½ tsp kosher salt

  • 2 sticks of butter, softened

  • 2 cup sugar

  • 6 eggs

  • ¼ cup milk

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the Skewers:
  • 2 lbs California Giant strawberries, stems removed

  • 3 pints California Giant blueberries

Equipment needed:
  • 16-20 skewers

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees

  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together the flour, lemon zest, baking powder, and salt

  • Using a mixer, cream the sugar and butter together until light and fluffy

  • Begin adding the eggs one at a time until well incorporated

  • Begin adding the flour mixture a little bit at a time until well incorporated

  • Continue beating and pour in the milk, lemon juice, and vanilla extract until well incorporated

  • Pour batter into a well greased bread loaf pan and bake for 1 hour, or until a toothpick comes out clean when placed in the center. Cool completely.

  • Remove loaf from pan and trim the edges to square off. Cut into 1 inch thick slices and then into 1 inch cubes. Set aside.

  • Assemble skewers alternating strawberries, pound cake squares, and blackberries.

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