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:
Sugar (I used my elderflower sugar)
Raspberries (of course any other berry would be lovely)
Leftover shortbread or biscuits
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.