Nina Nixon


I'm Nina, a photographer, film maker and forever wanderer.  Passionate about nature, the great outdoors and all of life's adventures.  This is the place where I keep all my 'field notes'

First Strawberries

We picked the first fresh strawberries from the allotment at the weekend. Which left me with the question 'what's a girl to do?'

Jam or shortcake? Jam or shortcake............................?

Shortcake won out at the end of the day - as you may of gathered.

Wellllll, we are going to have a bumper crop this year - if I do say so myself - so a few less for jamming won't matter too much and who can resist a bit of strawberry shortcake?

Not my hoard - that's for sure.

Sweet and cakey filled with lickety mascarpone cream and macerated (crushed) strawberries all oozing from the edges.

Is that not one of 'the best' Summer puddings to indulge oneself in?

It is - of course - the 1st of June tomorrow so for me, as from midnight it will officially be late Spring no more.

With a nod and a wink........................

~ Hello Summer ~

For all that want to join me and indulge in some deliciously shortcake scoffing I used Nigella's recipe, but with a square cookie cutter rather then round.

I thought it would yield more filling - don't ask me why, I just had this notion in my head.

It's also worth while following the method to the letter as the end product is just absolutely divine.

Happy baking............and eating.