I will call this my 4th of July Special:
2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp shortening
3/4 cup 1/2 and 1/2
Preaheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut in butter and shortening. Mix in 1/2 and 1/2. Drop by large spoonfuls onto a baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until brown. (Original recipe came from Alton Brown via the foodnetwork.com website. I did adapt it a bit.)
While the shortcake is cooking, I washed and dried the strawberries (1 pound) and sliced them up; sprinkle with sugar and stir. I then whipped up my whip cream...no cool whip for this girl ~ yuk! I added sugar and a bit of vanilla to the heavy cream...I whipped mine until fairly firm.
When the shortcake was cool, I broke it up and placed half of it on the bottom of my trifle bowl. I topped that with half of my sliced strawberries, slathered half the whipped cream on the strawberries and topped with a cup of blueberries...and started the layer over again (red, white and blue).