Wednesday, 26 June 2013

An easy peasy Wimbledon themed dessert

This week I've been watching alot of the tennis at Wimbledon so thought I'd incorporate the food associated with it in a recipe, strawberries! This recipe is chocolate dipped strawberries with shortbread, an easy recipe you can make with things in the cupboard.

Serves 4 
12 strawberries  
60g/2 oz dark chocolate

125g/4 1/4 oz plain flour
1/4 tsp salt
82g/3oz softened butter or margarine 
37g/1 1/4oz caster sugar

1. Melt the chocolate until smooth in either the microwave or in a bowl over a pan of boiling water. Dip the end of the strawberries into the chocolate and refrigerate. 
2. To make the shortbread preheat the oven to 180oC and line a small baking tray with baking paper. Beat the butter and sugar together until soft and light, add the flour and salt then combine into a dough.
3. Put the dough into the tray and squeeze it down with your knuckles until it is about 5-10mm thick, then bake for 20mins until golden brown. Take out of the oven, sprinkle with caster sugar and leave to cool on a cooling rack or in the tray you've baked it in.
4. Cut the shortbread into four rectangular pieces and serve with the strawberries (and maybe a cheeky Pimms to carry on the Wimbledon theme). 

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