Oh yes! Today I am sharing some super scrummy, very summery, strawberry shortcakes. Inspired a little by Wimbledon and the strawberries and cream I associate with the lovely lawn tennis – these little towers of yum are perfect for the sunny days we are finally enjoying in the UK.
The shortcakes are free-from gluten, eggs, dairy, soy and nuts but still flavoursome with vanilla. The perfect texture with a crunch as you bite into them followed by the wonderful melt-in-your-mouth moment. I like to serve mine with copious amounts of freshly chopped strawberries over the top – much more mayhem than the photos I’ve taken for your viewing pleasure on my blog.
The strawberry icing is DELICIOUS as it is made from fresh strawberries and is flavour-full. BUT – and for me it is a BIG ‘but’ – it is very, very pink – as pink as pink can be! And I really hate pink food! The recipe card below has the vanilla icing in the photo as I really think pink ruins the image of these scrumptious little treats. But I guess if you have girls they will appreciate the picture I have used above, with the strawberry icing in all it’s pink glory! That said if you are looking for natural colouring for girly cakes and party food I recommend this strawberry icing. It is surprisingly easy to make, and because the strawberries are pressed through muslin there are no seeds or bits that children can find off-putting.
If you fancy trying something a little different, bung a teaspoon of ginger into the shortbread mix – it goes beautifully with the strawberries, and if you’re feeling really adventurous go for the tropical icing (full of ginger & pineapple) with these top towers of YUM. However you make them, make sure you eat them with friends and oodles of fresh strawberries on the side.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend – maybe see some of you at the Allergy Show? Otherwise enjoy the sunshine, the relaxing, somewhat mesmerising lawn tennis of Wimbledon and of course some strawberry shortcakes.
Here’s the tropical icing – just incase you’re up for a tropical taste adventure!
And of course the old school, nice & simple vanilla!