Short cake is a crumble cake or biscuit having a filling of fruits and and cream on top.It usually made of flour,milk and some with eggs.It is an awesome treat for christmas,so yummy and eyecatching for kids and a popular christmas treat in many countries...........The short cake recipes were being followed from 1588 to till date with lots of variations......
I made this yummy recipe with unusual ingredients peanuts and whole wheat flour.But it doesn't leave hands in taste and texture.It is really a delicious dish with christmas special spices topped with cherries and cream.I strongly recommend all my visitors to try this recipe.It can be made easily by beginners too..........
It can be topped with any kind of fruits that available in that season.You can try this with orange,mango,rasberry,strawberry etc....I think marmalade can also work well.Lets have a look of this yummy christmas treat.......!!!!!!!!
Peanut and cherry short cake
Prep.Time- 40 mins
Cooking time-15 mins
5 mins for assembling
Ready in 1 hr
Easy to make
Wholewheat flour-1/2 cup
Icing sugar-2 tbsp
Ice water-1 tsp
Cherries-1/4 cup(I used tinned)
Lemon juice-1 tsp or you can add orange juice also
Nutmeg powder- a pinch
Whipped cream-1 cup
vanilla essence-few drops
icing sugar-2 tsp
caster sugar-1 tbsp
cocoa powder-1/2 tsp(optional)
pink colour-1 drop
Dry roast peanuts and remove husk.In a mixer add peanuts and 2 tsp icing sugar beat till it makes powdered form.
Seive wholewheat flour and ground peanuts with 2 tbsp icing sugar add butter and mix well to make a crumbly texture.Combine them well with ice water to make a soft dough.Wrap the dough with cling film and keep it in fridge not freezer for 30 mins.
Take out from fridge and roll flat sprinkling with some flour on top in 1/2 inch thick and cut a big roundel using a cutter.........
Preheat the oven at 170°c/350°f
Place the flattened short cake in a baking tray and bake for 12-15 mins or till it turns light brown.
Remove from oven and cool them.In the meantime prepare the cherry topping and make the whipped cream..
In a pan add tinned/fresh cherries,caster sugar,nutmeg powder,cocoa powder,lemon/orange juice,vanilla essence cook till the cherries mashes well and reserve.
Freeze cream,beater hooks and the bowl for an hour.Now beat the cream until peaks add pink food colour mix well and put into a piping bag with decorative nozzle.
To assemble the short cake place a shortcake in a plate and fill the cherry topping in the middle then pipe some cream on the sides of the cake.You can decorate as you wish and enjoy the christmas treat......!!!!!!!!!
Dont hesitate if you dont have medium sized cutter,you can also use any round boxes to make the shape.
I've rolled and cut the dough and then kept in fridge becoz it will be very firm when we take out from fridge.Obviously the dough will crack when rolling adjust it with flour.Preheating is approximately done for 10 minutes.Bake the short cake according to your oven temperature more or less than 15 mins.You can use plain flour instead of whole wheat flour and almond instead of peanut
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