Quick and easy summer fruit short crust biscuits

With this baking hot weather we’ve been having, baking has been the last thing on my mind. As appear to slaving over a hot stove, last night I opted for these super easy and quick summer fruit biscuits.

They’re deliciously refreshing, and with only 5 ingredients to make them, are fab to rustle up on a summers evening.

They take a matter of minutes to prepare and bake; and a matter of seconds to devour … Here’s how!

20140729-093724-34644678.jpg I made 4 but it’s so easy to adjust your quantities to however any you make!

* Handful of strawberries
*Handful of blueberries
*Vanilla extract
*Just rol short crust sheet
Unroll the short crust sheet and using a knife, score some shapes to be your bases. The short crust doesn’t expand or shrink when heated so go with however big you’d like each pastry to be.

*hint* Squares are easier to cut and mean no leftover short crust!

Twist the edges up in a pretty pattern, this helps to keep the toppings on!

Pop them on a baking tray and into the oven at around 180 degrees for 25 minutes. Putting them in for this long makes the short crust more biscuit like.

While these are baking, you can prepare your toppings.

Wash the strawberries and blueberries.

Halve and hull the strawberries and pop them to one side with the blueberries.

Next mix 4 tablespoons of mascarpone to one teaspoon of vanilla extract. You can use more or less depending on how vanillary you want the mixture to be and how much you want to put on each biscuit. As you can see I just made 4 but if you’re planning to make more than you’ll need more of the mascarpone and vanilla extract. A 4-1 ratio seems to give a subtle yet scrummy flavour though!

Take the short crusts out of the oven and leave them to cool. Once cooled (important as otherwise the mascarpone mixture would melt) pop on the mixture and decorate with your berries!

Remember, messy is beautiful so be creative or simply pile them up!

Et voila!

These are so simple and adaptable. Swap berries for banana and peach; blend fruits to add a fruity sauce layer before the cheese; or even make one giant biscuit – the possibilities are endless!

They go deliciously with a nice cup of tea or as I had my last one tonight, with a glass of milk!

Thanks for reading!

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