Shortbread Strawberry Stack

James Martin's strawberry and mascarpone shortbreads stack up to make an irresistible dessert in next to no time
By James Martin
Shortbread Strawberry Stack
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  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy



  • 150 g strawberries
  • 100 g raspberries
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar, , plus extra for dusting
  • 100 ml double cream, lightly whipped
  • 50 g mascarpone
  • 12 shortbread, circles


1. Hull the strawberries and cut them in half.

2. Push the raspberries through a fine meshed sieve and stir in the icing sugar. Set aside.

3. Mix the cream and mascarpone together and place a little of the mixture in the middle of a piece of shortbread. Arrange the halved strawberries around the cream.

4. Stack another piece of shortbread on top and continue the process until you have built up a stack of three. Repeat to make four stacks.

5. Dust with icing sugar and pour on some raspberry sauce. Top with a halved strawberry and serve immediately.

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