Wimbledon Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
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Post on 19-Aug-2015
- 1. Wimbledon Strawberry Shortcakes Author Marie Rayner at http://theenglishkitchen.blogspot.co.uk/ Serves 6 - 8 This is a must during Strawberry Season. It has ever been so since my very earliest memory. Crisp cream scones filled with softly whipped cream and fresh strawberries! Ingredients For the scones: 280g plain flour (2 cups) 1 tsp salt 1 TBS baking powder 2 tsp sugar 225ml to 335ml of double cream (1 to 1 1/2 cups) 6 TBS butter, melted Coarse sugar to dust
- 2. For the Filling 4 heaped cups fresh strawberries (a generous quart) caster sugar to taste softened unsalted butter 335ml of double cream (1 1/2 cups) Step By Step Instructions Make the biscuits early in the day. Preheat the oven to 220*C/425*F/ gas mark 7. Have ready a paper lined baking sheet. Whisk the flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar together in a bowl. Start slowly pouring in the cream, adding only 1 cup at first, stirring constantly. Gather the dough together; when it holds together and feels tender, it is ready to knead. If the dough appears to be too shaggy and the pieces are dry and wanting to fall away, then slowly add enough additional cream until you have a dough that holds together. Tip out onto a floured board and knead the dough for 1 minute. Gently pat the dough into a square which is half an inch thick throughout. Cut into 12 squares. Dip the squares into the melted butter, coating all sides and place them onto the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake for 15 minutes until they are golden. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool completely. Slice the berries, reserving a few to decorate the tops of the shortcakes, if desired. Add sugar to taste. Split the scones, placing the bottom halves into each of 6 to 8 cut glass dessert bowls. Spread with softened butter. Top each with a generous spoonful of berries, a dollop of cream and the top halves of the scones. Serve immediately and pass more cream at the table. For more delicious recipe please visit www.farmerschoice.co.uk/recipes
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