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Saturday, January 30, 2010

summer strawberry shortcake


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 egg
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.

4 comments:

Francesca said...

From my cold and wintry corner of the world, your slice of summer looks super delicious!

Heart Felt said...

That looks just divine!

Frith said...

This was so yummy at your home the other night I will have to make some for meself!

Widge said...

yum!