we love this shortcake, and can use jam or fresh fruit...it is filled with naughty butter so we just have this as a treat occassionally...in theory!
250g soft butter - shhhh
3/4 c castor sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 1/2c flour
rind of orange or lemon
chosen fruit or jam
*beat the sugar and butter, add egg and beat some more. Add all other ingredients, and mix.
*Spread 2/3 or it over a greased tin (I use a spring base for easy removeable, but even glass or pottery baking containers are fine)
*spread the fruit or jam over the base
*dot over the remaining douigh mix
cook for around 30-40mins at 190c.
dust with icing sugar and serve warm with whipped cream...or if feeling spiffy make a lovely berry coulie on the side.
ahhhh, a slice of summer.