A delicious and easy tart that the whole family will love. Source: Mary Berry.
FOR THE ORANGE SHORTBREAD:
165g of plain flour
90g of butter softened
25g of icing sugar
grated zest of 1 orange
FOR THE TOPPING
250g tub of mascarpone
5 tablespoons of double cream
1 tablespoon of caster sugar
a few drops of vanilla extract
400g of strawberries
150g of raspberries
150g of blueberries
FOR THE GLAZE
3-4 tablespoons of redcurrant jelly
1. Preheat the oven to 180c / 160c fan / gas mark 4.
2. Measure the shortbread ingredients into a food processor and whiz until the mix forms into a ball.
3. Roll the shortbread mixtures onto non stick paper or a floured flat baking sheet to make a round about 25cm (10 inches) in diameter.
4. Using your thumb and index finger, pinch the pasty all the way around the outside to form a crimped edge.
5. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes until pale golden
You can make & bake the shortbread base up to a week ahead, wrao in foil, then finish the tart on the day. The shortbread base freezes well.
6. For the topping, beat the mascarpone, cream, sugar and vanilla together in a bowl until blended.
7. Take a plate large enough for the shortbread. Spoon a few blobs of cream mixture ontp the plate and sit the shortbread on top (this prevents it from moving). Spread the remaining cream mixture over the shortbread base, leaving a 4cm (1.5 inch) gap around the edges so that you can see the crimped edge.
8. Cut the strawberries in half and arrange the halves cut side down on top of the cream. Sprinkle raspberries and blueberries over the strawberries to fill in the gaps.
9. Gently heat the redcurrant jelly for the glaze and brush ir over the fruit.
Serve at room temperature.
This is a great stress free dessert as you can make the base ahead of time, chop the fruit & whip the cream before hand and then compile it before serving. This is a really tasty dessert that the whole family liked 🙂