ALMOND STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKES

INGREDIENTS

For Shortcakes:

Plain Flour 2 1/2 Cup
Butter 1 1/2 Cup
Icing Sugar 1 Cup
Vanilla Essence 2 Tsp
Almond Powder 4 Tbsp
Strawberry Fan 2

Other Ingredients:

Strawberry Sliced 1 Cup
Beaten Whipped Cream 1 1/2 Cup
Strawberry Sauce 1 Recipe
ALMOND STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKES

Prep Time : 45 minutes
Baking time : 25-30 minutes
Serves : 4

METHOD:

For Shortcakes:

  • Cream the butter and sugar on a flat surface with your palm, until it is light and creamy.
  • Add the vanilla essence and mix well.
  • Add the flour and almond powder and gradually continue mixing till it forms a soft dough. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into 6 equal portions and roll each portion on a dusted rolling board into 100mm. (4”) diameter circle.
  • Prick all over the circle gently and bake in a pre-heated oven at 150°c (300°f) for 20 to 25 minutes or till it turns light brown in colour. Keep aside

How To Proceed:

  • Place one shortcake on a clean dry surface, pipe out ¼th of the beaten whipped cream on top and arrange ¼th of the strawberries over it.
  • Sandwich with another shortcake and again pipe out ¼th of the beaten whipped cream on top and place another ¼th of the strawberries over it. Finally place one more shortcake over it.
  • Dust a little icing sugar on top of the shortcake and garnish with a strawberry fan.
  • Repeat steps 1 to 3 to make one more stuffed shortcake.
  • Serve immediately with strawberry sauce.