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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Strawberry Shortcake


serves 6
2 cups self-raising flour
2 tbsp. caster sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
4 tbsp. butter, softened
1/4 cup cream, plus 1 cup extra, whipped for serving
strawberry jam
2 punnets of strawberries
icing sugar
1 preheat oven to 180c. sift the flour, sugar and salt together.
2 cut the butter into small cubes then add to the flour mixture. with your fingertips rub the mixture until it resembles breadcrumbs.
3 pour in the cream and mix gently with your hands until a soft dough  - forms. rest for 5 minutes.
4 on a floured surface, roll the dough to a thickness of 1 cm. cut into 6cm rounds and transfer to a lined baking sheet. gather the offcuts and repeat.
5 bake for 10 minutes or until golden. cool slightly then split. spread the  bottom with a little strawberry jam. stack with sliced strawberries then cream and top with the shortcake. dust liberally with icing sugar and serve immediately.

And that's it!

I got the recipe above from NZ Herald and attempted to make these yesterday for our lunch. I did make a couple of changes – used Olivani instead of butter and added a tiny bit more cream to the dough mixture as it wasn’t binding properly.

Other than that I think they came out well and Princess liked them a lot, the idea to make them was inspired by her love of Strawberry Shortcake, the cartoon character.

Have you baked something inspired by your kid’s favourite cartoon character?

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