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Strawberry Spelt Shortcake

Strawberry Spelt Shortcake

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  • Author: Regula Ysewijn
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


A Strawberry shortcake can take on many forms, it can be a scone-like cake, a sponge or a thin biscuit but two things remain the same throughout any recipe: fresh strawberries and lots of pretty whipped cream.




  • 225 g cold butter
  • 225 g wholemeal spelt flour
  • 1 organic egg, beaten
  • 100 g raw cane sugar
  • vanilla, half a teaspoon
  • salt, a pinch

For the filling and topping

  • 300500 g of strawberries, halved or quartered
  • whipping cream 250 g
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar to sweeten the cream


  1. Place the butter and the flour in a bowl rub together until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. Add sugar, salt and vanilla and work the dough until it comes together as a smooth pastry
  3. Roll out the dough until it is half a centimeter thick on a clean floured work surface
  4. Cut out circles of about 9 cm or two larger if you like to bake a large short cake
  5. Transfer the pastry circles onto greaseproof paper and chill for 30-50 minutes.
  6. Preheat your oven to 170° C
  7. Arrange the shortcakes on a baking tray – using the greaseproof paper to bake them on
  8. Put in the middle of the oven an bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden
  9. The mixture will spread while baking, don’t be alarmed by this, you can neaten the edges while warm.
  10. Transfer the cakes carefully to a wire rack to cool
  11. Cut your strawberries but leave some whole for decoration. Whip your cream.
  12. When the short cakes are completely cooled, arrange one shortcake on a plate or cake stand and cover it with the sliced strawberries, place another shortcake on top and top it with the whipped cream and the whole strawberries you saved for decoration.
  13. Serve straight away!


Note that some recipes require you to cut the strawberries, arrange them over your shortcake and let it sit for an hour before adding the top short cake and cream, I do not prefer to do so as the shortcake will get soggy and we won’t want a soggy bottom won’t we!

  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Dessert
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