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STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKES

Super easy recipe for strawberry shortcake the perfect summer tea time treat oor dessert
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: baking
Cuisine: Scottish
Servings: 6
Author: Karon Grieve

Ingredients

  • Shortcake
  • 115 g/4oz self raising flour
  • 25 g/1oz plain flour
  • 115 g/4oz unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp demerara sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • Topping
  • 6-10 tbsp mascarpone cheese
  • Icing sugar to taste
  • few drops of vanilla extract
  • 250 g/8oz strawberries hulled and halved
  • 1 tbap pistachio nuts crushed

Instructions

  • Shortcake
  • Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4 and line a baking tray
  • You can easily do all this in your food processor
  • Mix flours and salt with the butter to get a breadcrumb consistancy then add in the sugar and mix together till it comes together as a dough
  • Wrap in clingfilm and pop into the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up and chill
  • Cut dough into 6 pieces and roll out on floured surface to make thin circle about 2mm thick and measuring about 10cm , use a large cookie cutter for this.
  • Place all circles on ungreased baking tray and bakefor 10-15 minutes till golden and firm to touch
  • Remove from oven leave for 5 minutes before placing on a wire rack to cool completely
  • Topping
  • Beat the mascarpone with vanilla extract and icing sugar
  • Cover each disc with the topping then place the strawberry halves on top and scatter with a little icing sugar and the crushed pistachios