Apr 8, 2013

strawberry shortcakes


strawberry shortcakes. doesn't it sound so tempting? i'm a sucker for layered stuff, anyway. plus i'm obsessed with scones. so natrually, i fell for these. the result is a not-too-sweet, springlike, rustic but still somewhat refined little treat. my rating: best quick dessert ever. do you think it would be good with something else sandwiched in between two scones halves? i'm thinking maybe the chocolate butter (okay, i'm being a very bad girl today...). or how about a rhubarb compote? or ice cream! yes, definitely next on my list... the first hot (i'm not implying it has to be the temperature, ahem) night will come with some ice cram shortcakes. oh, thank heavens for temptations! and let's enjoy them, shall we?

strawberry shortcakes

ingredients:
350 g flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 pinch salt
(maybe 1 tbsp. sugar)
100 g cold butter
120 ml milk (or buttermilk - which i used)
200 ml cream
2 tbsp. vanilla sugar
500 g strawberries, in slices

directions:
preheat the oven to 180 degrees c (360 degrees f) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. combine the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar (if desired). rub the butter into the flour, working quickly (i was told this is very important with scones making...). and yes: use your hands. add the milk and combine it to a soft, bread-like dough. form into a ball, lightly press it flat into a circle. cut it into cake-like pieces. bake for 15 to 17 minutes (15 were perfect for me). remove and leave to cool completely.

whip the cream together with the vanilla sugar. clean and slice the strawberries. half each scone, smear some whipped cream onto it, carefully decorate with strawberries and top with the bottom part of the scone.

6 comments:

  1. Those pictures make me want one so bad! They look so yummy

    Alex-Rose xx
    http://rainingcakeandcookies.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. Your strawberry shortcakes look so delicious! I love your photos too!

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    1. sweet, thx, rosie! and i love yours, it's another league altogether, so thank you. xo scarlett

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  3. what brilliant photography!
    love the lens flare on the side

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thank you for reading fork and flower. always remember to eat dessert first. because life is short. we gotta embrace each day. xo scarlett