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Want to create this beautiful dessert?

Shane Smith, master pastry chef and a celebrity chef, created this simple but delicious dessert with our curd. Find the recipe below and enjoy :)


Lemon curd with strawberry, mascarpone cream & vanilla shortbread


Makes 4



165g plain flour

100g cold butter, diced

65g caster sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 medium egg yolk

1/2 lemon zest


Mascarpone cream

250g mascarpone

1 tbsp icing sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

100ml cream, semi whipped

100ml pouring cream.


Remaining ingredients

1 jar (290g) Vanilla Bean Patisserie lemon curd

300g strawberries, sliced or diced



  • For the shortbread, preheat your oven to 180C / 160C fan / 350F / Gas 4.

  • Place the flour and butter into a food processor and blitz until you have a breadcrumb consistency. If you don't have a processor, you can do this by hand by rubbing the flour and butter together with your fingertips.

  • To this add the sugar, lemon zest, vanilla and egg yolk. Mix until a smooth dough is formed.

  • Pop this onto a sheet of parchment paper, dust with flour and roll out to a thickness of 1/2 cm.

  • Place this onto a baking tray and into the oven for 15-18minutes.

  • Once golden brown, remove and allow to cool completely.

  • For the marscapone cream, in a bowl mix the marscapone, icing sugar and vanilla until smooth.

  • To this fold in the semi whipped cream and finally add the pouring cream to loosen the mixture.

  • To assemble, spoon some of the Vanilla Bean Patisserie lemon curd into your sundae glass and layer with the diced strawberries, mascarpone cream and crumbled shortbread.

  • Serve straight away & enjoy.


The Vanilla bean Patisserie also has a delicious lime curd and a passion fruit curd, either of these work beautifully with this recipe.

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