These delicious heart-shaped shortcakes are so quick and easy to make and are incredibly versatile.
Ingredients – Makes 14
175g plain flour
1.5 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
45g butter diced
1 large egg
2-3 tbsp of milk or cream
a spoonful of sieved icing sugar
1) Preheat the oven to 200C
2) Throw all the ingredients into a food processor and blitz until it combines to form a dough
3) Lightly dust your work-surface with flour and roll out the dough to a thickness of 2.5cm
5) Cool on a wire rack, placing a clean tea towel over the top of the shortcake biscuits, to retain a soft, moist and deliciously light texture.
6) Once cooled, dust the biscuits with a light sprinkling of icing sugar and store in an airtight container for up to a week.
For those who prefer a light pudding, take two small heart-shaped biscuits, add a dollop of clotted cream on top of each one before placing half a strawberry on each biscuit. Serve with a few strawberries and fresh mint.
For those who really adore their puddings, make the shortcake recipe using large heart-shape pastry cutters. Take the first biscuit and smear generously with strawberry jam, top with a good dollop of clotted cream and then place a second biscuit on top and dust with icing sugar. Serve with a few sliced strawberries and fresh mint! Enjoy!!!
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Happy Valentines xxx