Strawberry Shortcakes

Ingredients - Shortcakes

To serve

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 220?c/gas mark 7.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the flour, baking powder and sugar.
  3. Grate the butter into the dry ingredients and with your fingertips finish crumbling the butter. into the flour.
  4. Beat together the egg and cream. Pour a little into the flour mixture at a time, mixing with a knife as you go to form a soft dough. You may not need all the egg/cream mixture.
  5. On a floured work surface roll out gently to a thickness of 2cm. With a 6 ½ cm heart cutter, cut out hearts and place on a baking tray.
  6. Bake in the oven for 10-15 mins until golden brown.
  7. Leave to cool slightly before splitting and filling with the strawberries and crème fraiche or cream.

Best eaten warm on the day they are made.

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