STRAWBERRY SANDWICHES

Ellen Bales

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This dish comes from the Grampians--the Scottish moors famous for grouse hunting. The strawberry sandwich may be compared to the American strawberry shortcake. Either way, it's delicious!
Recipe: Traditional Scottish Cookery
Photo: healthfulpursuit.com


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Serves:
4-6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

3
eggs, separated
1/2 c
caster (superfine) sugar
1 Tbsp
boiling water
few dash(es)
vanilla extract
3/4 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking powder
2/3 c
heavy cream
6-8 oz
strawberries, whole
3 Tbsp
powdered sugar

Step-By-Step

1Grease and line with parchment paper the bases of two 8-inch baking pans.

2With an electric mixer, beat egg whites until stiff. Whisk in the egg yolks one at a time, whisking well after each addition until stiff. Whisk in the caster sugar, water, and a few drops of vanilla extract.

3Gently add the flour and baking powder, folding with a metal spoon. Turn mixture into the prepared pans and level them out with a spatula.

4Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 20-25 minutes until risen, golden, and the centers spring back when touched lightly.

5Cool slightly, then turn out onto a wire rack; remove the paper and leave to cool.

6Whip the heavy cream until peaking. Mash the strawberries, reserving several for slicing, together with 2 Tbsp. of the powdered sugar and a few drops of vanilla extract. Sandwich between the two cakes. Sprinkle with remaining powdered sugar and garnish with some strawberry slices.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: UK/Ireland
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian