Prep:  10 minutes
Cook:  15 minutes
Serves:  4
Average: 4.9 (7 votes)
This stunning seasonal plum shortcakes recipe with mascarpone cream is the perfect dessert to serve to your guest at your next summertime soiree.
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Plum Shortcakes with Mascarpone Cream
  1. Pre heat oven to 180°C. Grease and line 2 baking trays
  2. In a medium bowl, sift flour and arrowroot. Add sugar and use fingertips to rub butter in until it resembles fine breadcrumbs
  3. Add yolks and 1 tablespoon water, use a butter knife to mix into a soft dough
  4. Use hands to bring together in the bowl. Turn out onto a lightly floured bench, knead gently to smooth
  5. With a lightly floured rolling pin, roll to 5mm thick. Use a 10cm round cutter to cut into 8 discs
  6. Place discs onto prepared trays and bake 12 -15 minutes or until golden. Cool
  7. Cut plums into wedges or halves, remove stone
  8. In a stand mixer, whip the cream to soft peaks, add the mascarpone and remaining ingredients, gently mix until combined. Place one short cake on a plate, top with plums and mascarpone cream. Dust with icing sugar
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