Red, White, and Blue 4th of July Skewers

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These angel food cake and berry skewers are a great festive treat for the Fourth of July or as a sweet snack throughout the summer.

Red, White, and Blue 4th of July Skewers

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.

Follow your berries to the farm.

Locate the 16-Digit Trace code.​ Enter the trace back code from your berry container to visit the farms where we’re grown. Too bad we can’t deliver the fresh fragrance, too!