Strawberry & Vanilla Shortcakes

Strawberry & Vanilla Shortcakes
Strawberry & Vanilla Shortcakes

Introduction

Prep time
15 minutes
Cooking time
12 minutes
Serves
Serves 8
Summary
Ingredients:
350g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
100g butter, cold, cubed 100g caster sugar
1 vanilla pod, seeds scraped 100ml milk, warmed
1 egg, plus a little extra beaten egg for glazing
Squeeze lemon juice
1tbsp icing sugar
8tsp Clotted Cream
250g strawberries, thickly sliced
8tsp Original Strawberry Whole Fruit Jam

Cooking Method

  1. Heat oven to 220°C/fan 200°C/gas 7. Lightly dust a baking sheet with flour. Add the flour, butter, sugar, half of the vanilla seeds and ¼tsp salt into a large bowl and rub until well mixed. Beat the milk, egg and a squeeze of lemon together, then tip into the bowl and bring together until you have a thick dough.

  2. Flour the work surface, tip the dough onto it, and then quickly shape into a disc. Pat out with a rolling pin to roughly 2cm thick. Cut out 8 rounds with a small cutter. Glaze the tops with beaten egg and move across to the floured baking sheet, then bake for 10-15 minutes until golden. Cool on a rack.

  3. Stir in the remaining vanilla seeds and icing sugar into the Clotted Cream. Spoon over about 1tsp Original Strawberry Whole Fruit Jam and 1tsp Clotted Cream, finish with chopped strawberries.

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