So you’re in the kitchen feeling a bit peckish and you spot the biscuit tin. My biscuit tin had previously been looking after some elderflower and white chocolate shortbread but was there any left? Yes. Yes there was some left, but just one piece. Should I eat it myself and snub all knowledge of its existence?
Unfortunately as I was plotting how to cover my tracks my other half walked in to the kitchen with a similarly devilish plan. I think for a moment we both considered lunging for the tin and throwing all sense of caution out of the window. I’m glad this didn’t happen as one or more of us would probably have ended up with crumbs in our eyes and shards of shortbread embedded in our forearms.
We both profusely and passionately denied our desire for the shortbread claiming we wanted the other one to eat it and the selfish thought of eating it ourselves had never crossed our minds. Seeing as how this was a battle of politeness I suggested we have half each. It’s not quite the same though really; three bites instead of six just didn’t seem worth it. Whilst discussing what should be done with the, now time consuming, situation I had been gallivanting around in the fridge.
If you ever find yourself in this situation you will need:
The subsequent dessert that was envisaged and created meant that neither party lost out and, if anything, gained even more delight than a solitary piece of shortbread might have delivered. Start by whipping the double cream and a spoonful of elderflower sugar together until you have nice firm peaks. Layer the cream and raspberries up in a bowl or glass. There are only so many raspberries you can arrange when you’re gasping for dessert. Top the pudding with crumbled up shortbread.
Dive in and divulge. What started as a difficult decision ended up being a glorious result. Double cream is always welcome as far as I’m concerned and the creamy, fluffiness works wonders with the flavourful and acidic berries. The shortbread added a fantastic crunch with the pieces of white chocolate bringing added luxury to what was already a heavenly dessert.