Monday, 2 June 2008

Raspberry honey shortcakes


I made these yesterday when some family were over for lunch, they were the perfect light ending to a lovely meal of salads and mushroom stuffed crespelle (read Italian pancakes) from the Ursula Ferrigno book I wrote about last week. They were divine I might add, no pics as people were here and do you know non-bloggers just don't understand the taking pics of food!!! I did manage to get some pics of the dessert as everyone was sitting outside drinking Bellinis (YUM)

This shortcake biscuits in this dessert are taken from the July issue of Delicious, the creamy aspect is marcapone mixed with fresh orange juice and honey and the strawberries are m&s's best. I also used a Merchant Gourmet dulche de leche sauce for these that I got in Avoca and is divine but if you wanted you could make this one as I have before

For the biscuits you'll need

115g butter
60g caster sugar
175g plain flour
2 tbsp honey (or maple syrup)


Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, add the flour and honey and mix until it forms a ball of dough. Wrap in cling film and chill for an hour.

Preheat the oven to 190/Gas 5. When the dough has chilled, roll it out on a well floured surface until it's about 5mm thick and cut into 18 7-inch cookies or whatever shapes you want. Bake for 8-10m mins until golden brown. Move to a rack and cool.

You'll want to assemble these when you're about to serve them, mix up the mascarpone, honey and juice of roughly half an orange in advance, it'll be like thickly whipped cream. Pipe onto the bicuits, top with strawberries/raspberries, then add another biscuit, pipe again and top with strawberries/raspberries and finally another biscuit. Serve with caramel sauce or whatever takes your fancy.

14 comments:

cakewardrobe said...

These look divine and WAY too pretty too eat. Great for summer entertaining!

lorraine@italianfoodies said...

I love these Rach they are my favourite!! Bellinis how posh;)

My Sweet & Saucy said...

How adorable are these!

RecipeGirl said...

I was just looking at my fresh raspberries this morning and wondering what I should do with them. Looks like you found a delicious choice! These look amazing.

noble pig said...

These do look like the perfect ending to a meal! Just yummy!

Jackie said...

Those truly do look divine!

Aimée said...

Mascarpone and berries? I'd take this over a Bellini any day. Looks great!

Aran said...

so beautiful... what a great hostess you are..

Deborah said...

Bellini - yum!

These look incredible, so delicate and pretty. You are some hostess!

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

interesting posts and good blog content

culinarytravelsofakitchengoddess said...

Beautiful

the AIRY FAIRY said...

these look absolutely fabulous...how can we not use strawberries at this time of the year when they are in every shop and just so sweet and good. it would be a sin! these are very drool-worthy!

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Sandy Smith said...

These are so pretty . . . and I bet they're just wonderful to eat. A beautiful dessert!