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Per Serving, serves 12

Summer Berry Shortcakes

FG 3.5 CC 5   Strawberries, Fruit, Dessert and 2 more...

Summer Berry Shortcakes Bake these summery tarts and enjoy them with an ice-cold drink on a summer's day! You can use a variety of summer fruits to top these little shortcakes, depending on what is in season - strawberries, raspberries, redcurrants, or even sliced peaches.


  • 85 g/3 oz butter
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar
  • 115 g/4 oz plain flour, sifted
  • pinch of salt
  • 150 g/5 oz very low-fat thick strawberry or raspberry yoghurt
  • 175 g/6 oz strawberries, sliced
  • sprigs of mint, to decorate


  1. This recipe will make 12 tarts. Checks/calories shown are per tart based on 12 being made from the ingredients. If you want larger tarts, you could make six from the ingredients and this would double the Check/calorie count per tart to 10 Checks (12 fat g) or 240 calories.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together, either with an electric whisk or a food processor. Add the sifted flour and salt and mix to a stiff dough.
  3. Knead lightly, wrap in clingfilm and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  4. Roll out the dough 5mm/1/4in thick. Cut out 12 x 5cm/2in circles and use to line a tartlet or muffin tin. Prick the bases.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 170C, 325F, Gas Mark 3 for 6-8 minutes, until cooked. Remove and cool on a wire rack.
  6. Stir most of the sliced strawberries into the yogurt, and use to fill the cooled shortcake tartlets. Decorate with the remaining strawberries and mint sprigs.