Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Strawberry Shortcake Yumminess

Thought I'd share this yummy dish that I made on the weekend, when we had some lovely friends over for afternoon tea.

It's a combo of two different recipes.

Shortcake :

1 cup S.R Flour
2/3 cup Plain Flour
150g Butter, chilled, cubed
3/4 cup Caster Sugar
1 Egg, lightly beaten

* Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
* Grease and line a 20cm springform pan.
* Combine flours and butter in a food processor.
* Process until mixture resembles fine bread crumbs.
* Add sugar and egg, and process until mixture just comes together.
* Press mixture into prepared pan, and refrigerate for 10 minutes, or until firm.
* Score shortcake into 8 wedges (don't cut all the way through).
* Bake for 25-30 minutes or until light golden.

Topping : Nigella Lawson's Balsamic Strawberry Puree

Approx 300g Strawberries
1 tablespoon Caster Sugar
Few drops of Balsamic Vinegar
400ml cream, whipped

* Crush about two thirds of the strawberries, with the caster sugar and vinegar.
* Slice the remaining strawberries.

* Once shortcake has cooled completely, smother the top in cream.
* Spoon the strawberry mixture over the centre.
* Finish off by decoratively placing sliced strawberries around the edge of the cake.

And ta da, a wonderful cake to share with friends!


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