Monday, 24 November 2014

Kids in the Kitchen - Strawberry Shortcake Biscuits

Welcome to this weeks Kids in the Kitchen.
This week we made Strawberry Shortcake Biscuits, with a traditional cream and strawberry filling for the grown ups and a strawberry icing for the littlies.

Last week we were joined by the talented Miss T who made the most delicious looking Southern Mud Pie with Eric Lanlard's recipe. Thank you for joining in Miss T and I'm glad you are feeling better.
 You can find a collection of all posts shared with Kids in the Kitchen on our Pinterest Board, it's great for inspiration.

Strawberry Shortcake Biscuits.

There are many recipes for strawberry shortcake to be found, I made something similar before but it was more cake like. This recipe is more biscuit like, but the biscuits are very soft and buttery. Sometimes it's a fine line between biscuit and cake. I really wanted to do the strawberry shortcake with a thick whipped cream and strawberry filling....but the kids had other ideas and wanted strawberry flavoured icing on theirs. So we made both.


185g of caster sugar
185g unsalted butter
1 happy egg
275g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder

for toppings: whipped cream and strawberries
and strawberry flavoured icing made with icing sugar, strawberry flavouring and a little water.
sprinkles optional.


Today's helper was Boo although all the littlies had a go at decorating their own biscuits with icing and sprinkles.

First Boo mixed the sugar and butter until smooth. We always use a wooden spoon, although we have a mixer, we just enjoy it more.
Then Boo added the egg. She's getting really good at cracking eggs and getting the whole lot in the mixture minus it's shell.
Then she sifted the flour and baking powder and folded them into the wet mixture.
We then rolled the dough into cling film and put it in the fridge.

We left it for about an hour and then took it out and rolled it gently.
We cut out round biscuit shapes with a cutter. They were quite large and we only made 12 biscuits from the mixture.

We left big spaces in between the biscuits on the greased baking trays and cooked them for 10 minutes at 180C or gas mark 4.

The littlies then decorated their biscuits while I filled the grown ups biscuits.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow! Those look absolutely gorgeous - strawberries and cream is the best. Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo :) x


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