Strawberry & Rhubarb Shortcake Slice

Strawberry & Rhubarb Shortcake Slice
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Strawberry and Rhubarb Slice

Delicious melt in your mouth strawberry and rhubarb shortcake slice. The sweetness from the strawberries paired with the tartness from the rhubarb make this a perfect combination.

I have a couple of rhubarb plans in the garden at home and they have never done very well, but this year for some reason it has been a good year and the plants have produced plenty so therefore i have had a few chances to make this strawberry and rhubarb shortcake.

 Strawberry & Rhubarb Shortcake Slice

Cooking rhubarb on the stove top

Rhubarb

Chop rhubarb into 3-4 cm long pieces.

 Add chopped rhubarb to a pot with the white sugar and water, cook until soft and starting to full apart this should take about 15 minutes.

 I like to keep my rhubarb mix very tart as it’s a nice contrast with the super sweet strawberry and the sweet shortcake mix, but if you are after a sweeter mix add an extra ½ cup of white sugar to your rhubarb.

How to make the Shortcake dough

Start by creaming the sugar and butter together until very pale in color then add the egg and vanilla and continue to beat until well combined and fluffy.

Sift in the flour and baking powder and mix all together. The mix will be a little bit sticky, so may need to flour your hands when you press the shortcake mix into your baking pan.

I use a 20cm x 20cm pan lined with baking paper, however you can always use a larger pan and your shortcake slice will be a little thinner.

Assembling the shortcake slice

Divide your dough into thirds. Use 2/3 of the mix for the bottom of your slice and 1/3 to dollop on top over the fruit

Press 2/3 of your mix into your lined baking pan. Then add your rhubarb mix on top followed by the strawberries. I like to keep the strawberries in big chunks so depending on the size of the strawberries I just chop them in half or keep them whole if they are small.

Now take the other 1/3 of your shortcake dough and using you fingers dollop small bit of the mix over the top of you fruit. It doesn’t matter if there are small gapes where there is no dough as it will spread out as it cooks.

Cook in a preheated 180.c (356.F) oven on fan bake for 35-40 minutes.

I like to serve this shortcake slice with wiped cream

Strawberry & Rhubarb Shortcake Slice

Delicious melt in your mouth strawberry and rhubarb shortcake slice. The sweet strawberries paired with the tart rhubarb make this a perfect combination.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Cooking Rhubarb15 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Rhubarb, Slice, Strawberry
Servings: 12 people

Ingredients

Rhubarb Mix

  • 3 cup Rhubarb
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water

Strawberries

  • 1 cup of strawberries cut in half

Shortcake Dough

  • 150 g salted butter room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1 ¼ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Instructions

Rhubarb

  • Chop rhubarb into 3-4cm pieces and add to a pot with ¼ cup of white sugar and 2 tablespoons of water cook until soft about 10-15 minutes. Set aside until you are ready to use.

Shortcake Dough

  • Preheat the oven to 170°C or 340°F. Line a 20 x 20 cm baking tray with baking paper.
  • Beat butter and sugar until light and creamy.
  • Add egg and vanilla and beating well
  • Sift flour and baking powder into creamed mixture and mix until all combine
  • Divide mix into thirds and press ⅔ of the shortcake mix in your prepared pan
  • Add the cooked rhubarb on top of the dough
  • Then place strawberries half on top of rhubarb mix
  • Take the last ⅓ of your dough and drop small pieces all over the top of the fruit covering as much of the top as possible.
  • Bake on fan bake for 35 – 40 minutes. The top should be nice and golden.

Notes

For best results add a cold rhubarb mix to the shortcake dough.
How to store your shortcake- Its is best to store at room temp just covered with a tea towel. It can be stored in a plastic container at room temp or in the fridge, but this will make it the bottom and top go a little soft.

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