Added by SweetEve strawb | Mon 05 Nov 2012 @ 15:36
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
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 to do:
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. Add the vanilla extract and then flour, a little at a time, and incorporate until the dough is smooth.
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.
Pre-heat the oven to 170įC. 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.
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.