Saturday, 4 April 2015

Sour-Sweet Shortcake

There are sometimes recipe on the Internet, which - when you see them - you know - they are going to be just awesome :) And this is a perfect example of such situation. This is a perfect combination of sour orange jam and sweet white chocolate with some more ingredients that will make you forget about calories ;) 
I do recommend! 
The recipe, slightly changed, comes from my favourite website.

Ingredients (for a 20x30cm baking pan):

  • 170g of flour
  • 80g of potato starch
  • 50g of sugar
  • 150g of cold margarine
  • 1 egg
  • A jar of orange jam
  • a handful of dried apricots
  • 100g of almond flakes
  • optionally - 4 tablespoons of orange liqueur
Chocolate frosting:
  • 150g of white chocolate
  • 5 tablespoons of 36% cream


  1. Take a bowl, sieve flour and potato starch inside. Add sugar and margarine (cut into cubes). Knead or mix well. Add egg and knead again till well combined.
  2. Make a bowl, cover with cling film and put in the fridge for an hour.
  3. During that time, prepare the kitchen surface, to roll out the dough.
  4. Start preheating the oven to 160C.
  5. Take the cake out and roll out. 
  6. Put in the baking pan, on the entire bottom + 1cm sides.
  7. Using a fork, make holes on the entire bottom.
  8. Put in previously preheated oven and bake for 35 minutes till gold.
  9. Cool down.
  1. Distribute the orange jam (mixed with 2 tablepoons of liqueur if used) all over the bottom (probably not entire jar, but half or so).
  2. Put apricots, in any pattern desired (I did the chequered pattern).
Prepare the frosting:
  1. In a pan, melt 100g of chocolate with 5 tablespoons of 36% cream (and 2 tablespoons of liqueur if used). When done, add the remaining chocolate and stir till it melts. Put aside to let it cool down a little.
  2. Distribute the frosting on a cake (any pattern desired, again) and sprinkle with almond flakes.
  3. Bon Appetit!

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