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Strawberry Shortcake

 

The very essence of a summer presented on a plate. Melt-in-the-mouth shortcake with whipped cream and sweet strawberries – bliss.

Ingredients

Butter 225g, softened
Caster sugar 110g
Plain Flour 300g
Ground Almonds 50g
Small strawberries 225g
Whipping Cream 300ml
All Gold Strawberry jam 2 tbsp.
Caster Sugar for dusting

Instructions

  1. Firstly make the shortcakes. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then mix in the flour, salt and ground almonds until the mixture clings together to form a dough. Turn onto a floured surface and knead gently until smooth.
  2. Lightly press and roll the dough to flatten it to a thickness of 6mm and, using a 7.5cm round cutter, stamp out as many shapes as you can. Re-roll the dough and continue stamping out shapes until all the dough is used up. You should end up with about 20 circles.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment and place the shortcake circles on the sheet. Prick with a fork and chill for 40 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180°C and bake the shortcake biscuits for 15-20 minutes until lightly golden. Set aside to cool.
  5. To finish, wash the strawberries and hull and slice them. Whisk the cream into soft peaks, and then spoon onto half the shortcake biscuits. Top with a few strawberry slices and drizzle of jam. Add a small dollop of cream and then sandwich a plain shortcake on top. Dust very lightly with sugar and serve immediately.

 

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