Strawberry Shortcakes on Ireland AM

Watch the clip here 

For the Shortbread:

Ingredients

125 g Flour

85g Butter, cold & cut into squares

30g Icing Sugar

Salt

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180˚C, 160˚C Fan, Gas Mark 4

Start by making the shortbread. Sieve the flour into a bowl and add the icing sugar & salt.

Rub the butter into the mixture with your finger tips until it resembles breadcrumbs

Knead the dough on a floured surface for a couple of minutes and leave to rest for 10 mins.

Roll out the dough, it should not be sticky so you will not need to flour the surface.

Cut out the biscuit shape you want, and bake for 8-12 mins. Allow to cool.

Chantilly Whipped Cream:

Ingredients:

100 mls fresh cream

1 tablespoon icing sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, vanilla powder or vanilla paste

Method:

Whisk the cream, sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl until soft peaks form. The cream

should hold its shape but still be satiny in appearance.

To Serve:

1 punnet Strawberries, washed and sliced

A couple of sprigs of Mint

Assemble by placing a piece of shortbread on the serving plate, top with a dollop of cream, add a few slices of strawberry, then top with another piece of shortbread. Garnish with the mint and a dusting of icing sugar.

 

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