Last weekend I had a wonderful dinner party with all my lovely lady friends. It was such a great pleasure to see them all again, what a glimmering night with lots of food, delicious strawberry punch and strawberry desert.
And this is what I want to share with you: Strawberry Mascarpone Slices
Strawberry Mascarpone Slices
Preheat oven to 180 °C (356 °F). Butter a 20 cm x 30 cm (7.9″ x 11.8″) baking pan and put in some baking parchment, big enough to hang over a couple of inches lengthwise.
Beat 175 g soft butter and 70 g sugar with a hand mixer until white and fluffy at least 7 minutes. Mix in one egg yolk. Then you have to add 250 g sieved all-purpose flour and mix it thoroughly. What you have now is a very crumbly mixture, but don´t worry, that´s ok! Now you can put everything in your baking pan. you will have to use your fingers to press the dough in and to flatten the surface a little. Now it´s time to put in the oven and don´t forget to put it out after 25 minutes or until it starts to get golden at the edges. Let it cool down completely before you remove it of the pan by using the hanging-over baking parchement.
Now you can prepare the Mascarpone-Cream: Mix 300 g mascarpone, 60 g confectioner´s sugar and 1 table spoon lemon juice with a wooden spoon in a large bowl until everything is nice and smooth. Rinse 300 g strawberries, cut them into quarters and add them carefully to the mascapone-mix. Spread the mix on the baked and cooled-down dough. And now you have to be very patient because the cake needs to wait for you in the fridge for about 3 hours.
Before you serve it, melt 50 g dark chocolate (70% Cacao) over boiling water in a small metal bowl (bowl should not touch the water otherwise the chocolate will get crumbly and ugly). Use a freezer bag of which you´ve cut a tiny tiny corner of, fill in the melted chocolate and sprinkle it beautifully in zigzag lines over your cake, cut it into slices and enjoy!
If any questions occur please feel free to ask and please excuse my poor english!