What do you do when you feel unmotivated? I bake. Or I go buy books but this addiction is proving a bit expensive these days. I also have many unread books on my shelves… so I decided to bake! And nothing other than an Eton Mess Cake. Why you may ask?
Because, you know, considering the mess that is Brexit and British politics and that they are the results of Eton alumni’s stupid decision, demagogy and misplaced pride, I felt that it was appropriate. What do you think?
Enough talks about Brexit. It’s taking up a lot of space already. Back to baking and making a classic British cake! First time, first try, we’ll see how I get on and you’ll get a recipe!
|For the cake||For the cream||For the decoration|
-300g self-rising flour
-200g caster sugar
-300g unsalted butter
-600ml double cream
-100g caster sugar
-50g Greek yogurt
1. Heat the oven at 190°C (or 375°F). Butter and flour three round cake tins. Line with parchment. You can use one tin and then cute the cake in three layers.
2. The cake. In a food processor, cream the butter and the sugar. Once creamy, add the eggs one at a time. Add in the flour. Mix until combined.
3. Separate the batter equally between each tin. Or put all the batter in one single tin, but you will have to cut the cake in three layers once baked.
4. Put in the oven for 35 minutes. Check it is baked. If not, leave to bake longer. Remove from the oven. Let cool then remove from the tins. Leave to cool.
5. The cream. In a food processor, beat the cream with sugar until creamy. Set aside.
6. Place 500g strawberries in a blender and mix. The mixture must have some visible small pieces of strawberries.
7. On the first layer, apply 1/3 of the cream and 1/3 of the strawberry mixture. Place second layer on top and repeat process with each layer. Put some strawberries on top. Your Eton Mess cake is ready! Enjoy!
Have you ever baked an Eton Mess cake? How did it turn out? If not, will you try this recipe? What is the latest thing you baked?
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That looks delicious as always, and I’m super jealous of your baking skills!
It sounds light and fresh and indulgent all at once.
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This looks delicious! I haven’t baked anything in so long but this has definitely inspired me to take up baking again.
In the United States, we call this a strawberry shortcake but they don’t look as decadent as your Eton cake!? I mean WOW, MY MOUTH IS SO WATERY RIGHT NOW!?? I really like that it’s layered too, great way to use up extra strawberries before summer ends??????
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