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Ep 26 Carly and Tresne: Strawberry Shortcake Stack

Check out Carly and Tresne's Strawberry Shortcake recipe off TV2's My Kitchen Rules

Prep: 25 mins

Cook: 25 mins

Serves: 4



  • 125g butter, at room temperature
  • 55g (1/4 cup) caster sugar, plus extra 1 tbs
  • 200g (1 and 1/3 cup) plain flour
  • 250ml (1 cup) sparkling wine
  • 8 large strawberries, washed, dried, hulled, cut into 5mm slices
  • 250ml thickened cream
  • 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
  • 1 tbs icing sugar
  • Toasted chopped pistachios and Persian fairy floss, to serve
  • Poached strawberries 


  1. Preheat oven to 160C and line an oven tray with baking paper.
  2. To make shortcake, using an electric mixer, beat butter and caster sugar (on medium speed) until light and creamy. Add flour and beat until well combined.
  3. Roll out dough between two sheets of baking paper until 5mm thick. Refrigerate for 15 minutes or until firm.
  4. Using a 7cm heart-shaped cutter, cut out 8 shapes from dough and place on prepared tray. Bake for 15 minutes or until light golden. Cool on trays.
  5. Bring wine and extra caster sugar to a simmer in a small saucepan. Pour over sliced strawberries in a bowl. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until cold. Strain and return sparkling wine to a small saucepan. Simmer for 10 minutes or until thickened. Cool.
  6. Using an electric mixer, beat cream, vanilla seeds and icing sugar (on high speed) until firm peaks form.
  7. Brush syrup onto serving plates. Place 1 piece of shortbread on top, then a little cream, 2 strawberry slices, some more cream and finish with another piece of shortbread. Decorate with pistachios and fairy floss to serve.



  • This would also make a great afternoon tea treat.
  • For a larger dessert, double the recipe and serve a triple-layered shortcake.
  • If you want to make it child-friendly, replace the sparkling wine with cranberry, orange or apple juice.
  • We used a heart-shaped cutter to make our shortcakes, but you could use any shape you like.