Easy to make and the perfect sweet treat to take along to shared Christmas lunches and parties.
- 250g shortbread biscuits
- 80g unsalted butter, melted
- 250g softened cream cheese
- 400g mascarpone
- 2 tablespoons lavender sugar (see notes/ can be replaced with caster sugar)
- 1/4 cup (80g) blueberry jam
- 300g blueberries
- 1 teaspoon arrowroot
Step 1: Whiz the shortbread in a food processor until finely ground. Add butter and whiz to combine. Press into a 35cm x 11cm tart pan and chill for 15 minutes or until firm.
Step 2: Beat the cream cheese, mascarpone and 1 tbs lavender sugar with electric beaters until combined, then spread in the pan and chill for 1 hour or until set.
Step 3: Meanwhile, place the jam, half the blueberries and remaining 1 tbs sugar in a saucepan over medium heat with 2 tbs water. Cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes until the berries start to burst, then stir in the remaining berries. Mix the arrowroot with a little cold water in a small bowl, then stir into the berries and cook for a further 30 seconds or until the sauce is thickened. Remove from heat and cool completely.
Step 4: Remove the cake from the pan and serve with the blueberry sauce.
To make lavender sugar, whiz 2-3 tsp dried lavender flowers and 3/4 cup (165g) caster sugar in a small food processor until combined, then store in an airtight container.