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Strawberry shortbreads

Strawberry shortbreads

This recipe is perfect for a sophisticated afternoon tea or chic dinner party pudding, as you can bake the biscuits ahead of time and then simply layer the shortbreads with strawberries, fresh cream and vanilla to serve

  • Preparation: 20 mins
  • Cooking: 10 mins
  • Serves: 4

What you need:

  • 230g unsalted butter, soft
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250g plain flour
  • 250g double cream
  • 1tbsp icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 200g Sweet Eve strawberries, halved

What you do:

  1. To make the shortbread dough, butter and line a baking tray with parchment. Cream the butter and the sugar together in a bowl till light and fluffy.
  2. Add the vanilla extract and then flour, a little at a time, and incorporate until the dough is smooth.
  3. Using a little extra flour knead the dough on a flat surface and then roll to a thickness just under 1cm using a rolling pin. Cut the shortbread dough out with a 5cm. cookie cutter. Place the shortbread biscuit on some baking parchment. Clingfilm the tray and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  4. Pre-heat the oven to 170°C. Take the tray out of the fridge and prick each of the shortbread biscuit rounds with a fork. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes till the biscuits are golden. Cool on a wire rack.
  5. Whip the double cream till stiff then fold in the icing sugar and the vanilla. Use the whipped cream to sandwich the shortbread biscuits and layer the strawberries on top of the cream.

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Sweet Eve Strawberries

Sweet Eve Strawberries

Sweet, juicy and plump, British strawberries are undeniably the taste of a good summer. Sweet Eve is a new variety of British strawberry. Packed with sweetness and flavour Sweet Eve is in season from June until October and it tastes like strawberries used to taste.

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