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Create a moment this Valentine's Day

Situated in Annandale, Sydney, Cherry Moon General Store deliciously combines café, woodfired baker and grocer. Inspired by the essence and magic of the old school general store, this charming establishment is the creation of pastry chef Kimmy Gastmeier (ex- Rockpool and Tetsuya).

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to express your love through food. You could be treating yourself or preparing something a little special for that significant other or a group of your closest friends. Cooking brings us together and what’s not to ♥ about that? Jenny’s Melting Moments from Cherry Moon General Store, shown on our Salad Plate in Blossom are one of our favourite special treats. The crumbly shortbread is sandwiched with a sweet buttery icing and a perfectly tart jam.

Ingredients

Shortbread
300g cake flour
300g unsalted room temperature butter
100g caster sugar
Pinch of salt

Buttercream
100g unsalted room temperate soft butter
100g icing sugar
25ml water
10ml veg oil

Serve with your favourite Cherry Moon jam

Method

Shortbread
Pre-heat oven to 180’c

Whip the room temperature, diced butter and sugar together until the sugar has dissolved, and the mixture is light, fluffy, and light yellow in colour (scrape down the sides of the bowl every few minutes to make sure everything gets mixed in)

Sift the cake flour, then fold it into the mixture 2 separate times

Mix well, but not for too long

Roll the shortbread dough into round logs, approximate 6cm in diameter

Cut into 20g thin slices

To bake
About 10-15 mins (check after 10 mins to make sure they are not burnt)
* Let the shortbread completely cool before assembling *

Buttercream (use paddle)

Whip sugar and butter together until light and fluffy (scrape down the sides of the bowl every few minutes to make sure everything gets mixed in)

Slowly add water

Slowly add oil