Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Recipe - Strawberry Baguettes

Think delicious French Baguette - with a twist - sweet mini baguettes filled with delicious Mascarpone cheese, strawberries and mint then tied up to resemble tiny baguette sandwiches - TOO CUTE !! 

We have a "high tea" morning tea celebration for a sweet lady Oh dear - excuse the DATE on the photos above - obviously I have been making these for years and these are old no, I am not serving mascarpone with a use by date from Dec 09 - haha (though I'm sure my pantry cupboard probably has a few items nearly that old in it... seriously must do a de-clutter!)

A good friend of mine made these for a "Biggest Morning Tea" a couple of years ago and of course I had to have the recipe.  She creates the most divine, gorgeous cakes - check out her website - to see her beautiful creations.

To create your own strawberry baguettes all you need is:
- 1 packet of Italian Unibic Sponge Finger biscuits (or similar brand)
- 500g mascarpone
- 2 tablespoons icing sugar
- 1 punnet strawberries - washed and sliced
- fresh mint
- baking paper
- string

Mix together the mascarpone with the icing sugar.
Gently slice the biscuits lengthways and spread with the mascarpone mix.
Layer a few pieces of strawberry and a few little sprigs of mint
Gently wrap a piece of paper around the little baguette and tie with a little string.

Delicious!  Better made fairly close to serving time, otherwise the biscuits can soften.

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