Shortbread Cake


2 cup flour
150 g / 5 oz butter or margarine
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
400 g / 14 oz jam or preserve

Prepare dough the same way as for shortbread pastry (see appropriate recipe). Divide dough into three parts, roll them out into a circle or a square of equal size, with a thickness of about 1 cm / 0.4 in. Put these flat breads on a baking sheet and bake in oven. Once they are ready, let them cool. Place one flat bread on a plate, cover with layer of jam or preserve, cover with second flat bread, then another layer of jam or preserve. Glaze the top of the third flat bread, decorate with berries from jam, marmalade, etc.
You may also wash one flat bread with whipped egg and sprinkle with chopped almonds.This flat bread would be placed on top and sprinkled with powdered sugar.