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Berry Shortcake Recipe

This is a classic recipe for a dessert which works with a wide variety of berries such as strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries. To all intents and prupsoes you can use any of these or indeed all to make it unique to your own taste.

Berry Shortcake

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 225 g (8 oz) plain flour, sieved with 1 x 5 ml spoon (1 tsp) baking power Pinch of salt
  • 50 g (2 oz) margarine
  • 40g (1 & 1/2 oz) caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3-4 x 15 ml spoons (3-4tbsps) milk
  • 284ml (l0floz) Elmlea Whipping, whipped
  • A little sugar to taste
  • 350 g (3/4 lb) soft fruits e.g. raspberries, redcurrants etc.


Place flour mixture in mixing bowl and rub in margarine until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Mix in sugar and stir in egg and enough milk to make a soft dough. Knead lightly and roll out dough to a 18 cm (7 inch) round.

Place on greased baking sheet and bake in preheated oven 220C, 425F Gas No.7 for 15-20 minutes. Cool on wire tray. Cut into 3 layers and spread with threequarters of the whipped cream. Cover with three-quarters of the fruit and sandwich the cake together. Decorate the top by piping with the remaining cream and top with remaining fruit.

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For US to UK equivalents for food weights and measurements see this rough guide

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  • Servings 6-8
  • Preparation Time 20 mins
  • Cooking Time 15 mins