Sunday, January 1, 2012

Raspberry & Strawberry Meringue Cake!

 This is the cake I made for my little sister's birthday, as requested specially by her. It turned out to be pretty darn yummy, and very simple to make so a hit all round! Happy New Year everybody. :)

Ingredients:

for the base:
150g all-purpose flour
pinch of salt
100g soft butter
250g caster sugar
1 egg yolk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla sugar
butter for greasing
flour for dusting

for the topping:
800g raspberries + strawberries
3 tbsp jam/jelly of your choice
1 tbsp lemon juice
4 tbsp cornflour
3 egg whites

Method:

Put the flour, salt, butter, 50g of the sugar, the egg yolk and the vanilla sugar into a bowl, mix together, then knead to form a dough. Shape into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for an hour.

Preheat the oven to 200 C/390 F. Grease a flan/tart dish (28 cm/11") with butter and dust with flour. Roll out the dough on a floured work surface to fit the dish. 

Press the dough lightly up the side of the dish and prick several times with a fork. Bake in the center of the oven for 10 minutes.

Trim, wash and dry the berries, then bring to the boil in a saucepan with the jelly and lemon juice, adding a little more water if needed. Stir a little water into the cornflour to form a smooth paste and thicken the berries with this. 

Beat the egg whites until stiff,, then gradually add in the rest of the sugar. Place the raspberries on the base of the cake and spread the meringue over the top.
Bake in the center of the oven at 175 °C/350 °F   for about 15 minutes.

6 comments:

  1. hmm that rich! ... that there are lucky to have these delicious fruits ... I hope Erica has been a Happy Birthday .... looks delicious

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  2. That cake looks great! :) I love how you put Hello Kitty candles on it..so cute!

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  3. Thank you guys! Yes, they were definitely appreciated by the huge Hello Kitty fan that she is!:)

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  4. Looks amazing, love the candles!

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  5. Im going to try a make this recipe tonight... do i have to use vanilla sugar or is caster sugar ok? x

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  6. Caster sugar will work fine, but add in a tsp or two of vanilla extract if you can and it will be perfect! Happy baking!:)

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