Thursday, March 29, 2012

A recipe to share....

Because a couple of people asked here's the  Marshmallow shortcake recipe for you to try out for yourself.
This recipe comes from the well known (in New Zealand) and used "Edmonds cookbook" and  is easy and fun to make.

For the shortcake:

  • 125g (4oz) butter
  • 125g (4oz) sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 egg
  • 225 (8 oz) flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
Cream butter and sugar, add essence. Add egg, then sifted dry ingredients. Roll on to greaseproof paper (or baking paper) to about 1/4" thick. Place on a tray and bake 20-30 minutes at 180 C (350F).

For the marshmallow (the fun part:-)

  • 2 dessertspoons gelatin (powdered)
  • 1 cup Cold water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup icing sugar
Soften gelatin in cold water, add sugar and boil 8 minutes. Cool. Beat white of egg stiff, fold in sifted icing sugar, then slowly pour in cooled gelatin. Beat in electric mixer until white and thick (about 3 minutes). Spread on to shortcake immediately. Decorate with sprinkles or ice with chocolate icing.



Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Oh thankyou. School holidays start here tomorrow so this might just be afternoon tea one day next week (if not sooner). Thank you for sharing

Sue SA said...

Thank you!

Michele Pacey said...

Ah thanks Catherine. Now see? This is a recipe that I could actually do (what with my limited skills and all).

Michelle said...

Just like my mummy used to make!

Diane said...

Uhm... yummm!

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