Friday, 3 June 2011

Tasty Friday!

Yes, I know it's not Thursday, but I couldn't wait until next week to share this recipe with you. I'm not sure what the weather is like where you are, but it's really sunny here, and this is the perfect recipe for this sort of weather!

Strawberry Shortcake (from Sorted Recipes - also has a video tutorial on making it!)

You will need:

  • 225g unsalted butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • drop of vanilla essence
  • 225g self-raising flour or 225g plain flour, 1/2 tsp baking powder and a pinch of salt
  • 150g white chocolate (chocolate chips are easiest)
  • 300ml double or whipping cream
  • 2/3 large punnet of strawberries
  • spoonful of icing sugar to serve

  1. Preheat the oven to 150oC
  2. Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla essence in a bowl until smooth, light and fluffy
  3. Sieve in the flour and stir it in to form a dough
  4. Chop up the chocolate (if using a bar of chocolate) and mix it into the dough
  5. Push the dough into a round cake tin so it's around 2cm thick
  6. Bake for 20-25 mins depending on your oven until cooked through. It shouldn't be too dark-coloured and will look quite soft, but will harden up as it cools.
  7. Leave it in the tin to cool and harden up a bit before you try getting it out of the tin (we were a bit impatient, so ours broke a little down the centre!)
  8. Whip the cream (either by hand or with an electric whisk) until it forms stiff peaks and spread in over the cooled shortcake base
  9. Slice the strawberries and place on top of the cream
  10. Dust with icing sugar
We had a bit of a disaster getting ours into the fridge at uni, and unfortunately it crumbled into a big mess! It still tastes amazing though and is a really great way to enjoy the summer strawberries!

Before it broke!

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