The apple sauce with cinnamon is symbol for the winter season to me. Of course you can omit it or change t with some other spices you like most. Other fruits would be great as well. Would be great with fig sauce for example. You can add some walnuts or almonds as well, very ‘christmassy’.
I put some icing sugar on it but we had it also without and it was great.
As I don’t use a fridge I let the cake out at room temperature. After 4 days it was still perfectly fresh. Of course my kitchen is not warm at 25°C/80F.
Shortcake dough is easy to do and no problem to do in advance. So in case suddenly guests are calling they will be there in an hour – this will be a quick and perfect cake option.
*All purpose flour I make this way (1 kg):
600 g almond flour
400 g starch (best tapioca)
Any 100 g of this mix I add 3 g of arrowroot flour the moment I use it.