Monday, April 12, 2010

ShortBread Tower

This is a traditional scottish desert. If you want to make it really quick, you can even use shopbought shortbread. The cream with the biscuits and fruit balances the dish really well.
Makes about 25 biscuits.
Butter-175 gm
Caster sugar-75 gm
vanilla extract-2 drops
grated zest of 1 lemon
Caster sugar for dusting
strawberries-200 gm
Whipped cream-200 ml

Preheat the oven to 180 degree celsius. Grease and line two large baking sheet.
Cream the butter,sugar,vanilla extract and lemon zest. Sift the flour and make it into a smooth dough.Lightly flour a work surface and roll out the dough into 5 mm thickness ,cut the biscuits using a pastry cutter. Bake it for about 10 to 12 minute or until pale in colour.
To make the shortbread tower arrange the biscuits in a plate top it with cream and strawberries. Dust it with icing sugar.

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