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The Rhubarb & Strawberry Shortcake Recipe That Will Make You Drool

On a lazy Sunday afternoon there is nothing more satisfying than kicking back and treating youself to something that is going to make your taste buds dance.

You want biscuit, he wants cake but you both want something indulgent that will make your mouth water and send you to taste bud heaven.

Enter this rhubarb and strawberry shortcake recipe that is just like Grandma used to make. Let our contributor Kirsten take you on this journey of pure delight.Rhubarb & strawberry shortcake recipe


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 Rhubarb & Strawberry shortcake recipe.  It’s a buttery base, sweet soft rhubarb and strawberry center, and finished with a sweet crumbly topping. A delightful sweet snack that will have everyone asking ‘just one more piece please!’

Before we start- I don’t really know what a ‘short cake’ is, so this is my version…

Okay, so it is my birthday this month (24th to be exact) and I am turning the ‘big’ 3-0. And I don’t care.

I don’t actually understand why people make such a big deal about age. My friend said I will care when I hit 40, but I don’t think I will. It is just a number; as long as I am healthy, active and happy- life is good.

This is the easiest and best homemade rhubarb and strawberry shortcake recipe you are going to find. It has a buttery base, sweet soft rhubarb and strawberry center, and finished with a sweet crumbly topping. This recipe will make your mouth water for sure! It’s easy to make from scratch and will be a family favorite.

So, to celebrate I started to think about all of my favorite food and what I could create to celebrate such an occasion- chocolate, cheesecake and peanut butter were all on the list.

But it all kind of hit home when people started asking me what I wanted for my birthday- you know, presents, cake/s. I just wanted memories.

And that’s where this recipe came from- a memory.

This is the easiest and best homemade rhubarb and strawberry shortcake recipe you are going to find. It has a buttery base, sweet soft rhubarb and strawberry center, and finished with a sweet crumbly topping. This recipe will make your mouth water for sure! It’s easy to make from scratch and will be a family favorite.

Some of my favorite days are spent by the water, in the sun with my Mum having strong, dark coffee, chatting and (of course) shopping.

A little while ago, Mum and I were doing just that and she found a cake like this in the shop where we were having breakfast. She figured it wasn’t a breakfast food, but convinced me to go back later so she could have a slice.

This is the easiest and best homemade rhubarb and strawberry shortcake recipe you are going to find. It has a buttery base, sweet soft rhubarb and strawberry center, and finished with a sweet crumbly topping. This recipe will make your mouth water for sure! It’s easy to make from scratch and will be a family favorite.

So although Mum keeps asking me what she can get me for my birthday, this is a present for her- her recipe, our memory.

What do I want for my birthday Mum? Breakfast by the water, long chats, shopping time and more memories. Thanks xo

The Rhubarb & Strawberry Shortcake Recipe That Will Make Memories

Rhubarb and Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 20

Rhubarb and Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Buttery base, sweet soft rhubarb and strawberry center, and finished with a sweet crumbly topping. A delightful sweet snack that will have everyone asking 'just one more piece please!'

Ingredients

  • RHUBARB AND STRAWBERRY LAYER
  • 250 grams rhubarb- sliced
  • 250 grams strawberries – stem removed and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon water
  • ½ tablespoon caster sugar (+ extra if fruit is not sweet enough)
  • CAKE
  • 125 grams Butter - melted
  • 115 grams Caster sugar
  • 215 grams self raising flour- sifted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 heaped teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon raw sugar

Instructions

Place the fruit, water and ½ tablespoon of sugar in a saucepan over a low heat. Stew slowly until the fruit has broken down. Set aside to cool.

Melt the butter and add the sugar, flour and egg. Mix until it forms a loose dough like mixture.

Place 2/3 of the mixture into the base of a lined slice tin, pushing down firmly with your hand.

Place a layer of the cooled fruit mixture on top and sprinkle with brown sugar.

Crumble the remaining 1/3 of the dough on top of the fruit roughly. It does not need to cover the slice completely as it will expand.

Sprinkle with the raw sugar.

Bake in an oven on 170 degrees for 25-30mins or until the top is golden.

Cool before cutting or serve warm with custard, cream or ice cream.

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Strawberry shortcake recipe

Do you have a memory that makes you love a particular food or a recipe you love because of a memory?

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11 Responses to The Rhubarb & Strawberry Shortcake Recipe That Will Make You Drool

  1. Amanda @ The Kolb Corner November 13, 2014 at 12:41 pm #

    I don’t have a specific memory or recipe that comes to mind, but generally my favorite recipes are ones my mom and I used to make when I was little. This shortcake looks so yummy. I’ve never tried rhubarb before, but I’ve always wanted too. Thank you for sharing with us at Merry Monday

    • Catherine Holt November 13, 2014 at 9:49 pm #

      Mum’s cooking is always the best isn’t it Amanda. It’s awesome having memories of baking together 🙂 If you havn’t tries Rhubarb before, then this might just tempt you to do so!! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

    • Kirsten Burrows November 18, 2014 at 7:19 am #

      I loved cooking with Mum, and Grandma- so many good memories! If you haven’t tried rhubarb or not sure you want to, you can always exchange for apples or other berries 🙂

  2. Amanda @ The Anti Mom Blog November 14, 2014 at 1:02 am #

    ok you had me at rhubarb! love anything strawberry/rhubarb, pinning and can’t wait to try these shortbreads out! coming from a family that cooked all.the.time, i have so many great memories of food and certain recipes my mom and grandmother made will always hold a special place in my heart..and when ever i try recreate them, they never seem to taste the same! btw..totally pinning this!

    • Catherine Holt November 14, 2014 at 9:37 am #

      Lol Amanda, it sounds like this recipe is just the thing for you and your family. I hope you enjoy 🙂 Baking with family is a wonderful way to create memories and those special recipes stay with you for ever.

      Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the pin too 🙂

      • Kirsten Burrows November 18, 2014 at 7:21 am #

        Ha! I love the enthusiasm (and the pinning- because I am just not great at that!). There is something special and underrated about rhubarb and strawberry… so delish! Thanks for your comments 🙂

  3. Roxanne November 17, 2014 at 11:50 am #

    Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe with us at Pin-Worthy Wednesday! Pinned!

    • Catherine Holt November 17, 2014 at 2:06 pm #

      Thanks Roxanne 🙂

      • Kirsten Burrows November 18, 2014 at 7:22 am #

        Thanks for popping by- I think I will have to visit Pin-Worthy Wednesday- I have a few more I’d love to share.

  4. Connie November 9, 2015 at 1:52 am #

    This may sound really stupid, but what is Caster sugar? Is it just a brand name?

    • Catherine Holt November 10, 2015 at 9:53 am #

      It’s not a stupid question Connie! Caster sugar is a specific type of sugar, not a brand name. I’m not sure what would be the equivalent though if you are unable to get it where you are.

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