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17 December 2012,21:15 by
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STRAWBERRY SHORT CAKE

Imagine eating sliced and whole strawberries along with a cake. What you are looking for is the Strawberry Short Cake. This strawberry-filled and topped cake is really the sweet dessert that you are looking for. So, why don’t you bake it now?
Serves :
6

Preparation Time :
20 minutes

Cooking Time :
20 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Base: Preheat the oven to hot.
  • Sift the flour, salt and sugar together. Add the butter and blend in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Beat the egg slightly and knead it into the flour, using sufficient milk to make a soft dough. Knead and roll out to ½ " thickness on a floured surface.
  • Cut the pastry dough into rounds with a 3 ½ " cutter. Place on a greased baking tray and brush the tops with egg yolk. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. While still hot, slice each round horizontally into half and carefully place both halves to cool.
  • Filling: Reserve some whole strawberries for the topping and slice the rest.
  • Whip the cream with sugar and add a little vanilla if desired.
  • Sandwich the shortcake layers together with cream and sliced strawberries.
  • Dust the tops with a little icing sugar and decorate with whole strawberries.

INGREDIENTS

Base

  • 200 grams self raising flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 50 grams fine sugar
  • 100 grams butter
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoon milk
  • Egg yolk to glaze

Filling

  • 250 grams strawberries
  • 150 grams cream
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla essence (optional)

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