Summer Fruits Cake
All you need for this cake is a cup of whipping cream, two handfulls of summer berries (various!), 5 eggs, a cup of sugar
and a cup of flour, and some strawberry (or other) jam and rum.
Separate egg whites from yolks, and whisk them in separate bowls. Add 3/4 of sugar to egg whites, and the rest to egg
yolks, and whisk until frothy, then blend together. Add a cup of flour and a pinch of baking powder. I also add Vanilla essense
or Rose Water for flavour (since I usually use very cheap flour! naughty me). Pour the mixture into the baking tin and bake
at 200C for 30-40 mins.
Whip the whipping cream in the meantime and wash your berries. When the cake is ready, let it cool, and then carefully
slice in the middle into two separate parts. Here is time for rum! Spoon over both halves as much as you like, cover with
jam, put some cream and berries, and sandwich together. More cream on top and a sprinkle of berries. Enjoy!
This is something which is time consuming, so dont bother to try it for everyday cuisine.
140 g green or savoy cabbage
30 g butter
1 medium onion, chopped
550 g potatoes, peeled and quartered
1 large egg, beaten
2 tbsp milk if needed
spices, salt, pepper to taste
Basically, get a dish which vaguely reminds a charlotte (I used my mixing bowl), butter it slightly and line up with greaseproof
paper, and butter the paper too. In the meantime, bring a pan of water to the boil, and boil 4-5-6 big cabbage leaves there
until softened. Drain and dry them on kitchen paper.
Cook the chopped onion and the rest of the cabbage (chopped) in a heavy frying pan, and boil potatoes. Mash potatoes and
mix together with cabbage and onions, season, beat an egg into it, maybe some milk. Line up the charlotte with cabbage leaves,
and spoon the mixture inside. Cover with the remaining leaves, and wrap tightly in foil. Put the mould into a shallow roasting
tin with boiling water, and the whole thing into the oven preheated to 190C for 40 mins. Be careful when removing cabbage
charlotte from mould, as it's very easy to burn yourself! Enjoy!
here are the pics, though with a hindsight, I think you can add some roasted bacon or bits of fried chicken into the mixture.
A slice of charlotte with a piece of succulent chicken marinated in Oxford sauce :p
Well, obviously not with real maggots, but with slices of nectarines. But when I showed the pics to my friend, he said
it looks like cake with maggots, and with Helloween coming and all, might as well be maggot cake!
This cake is really easy to bake, and the tribute for its recipe goes to my mum:
150 g margarine
150 g sugar
pinch of baking powder
1.5 cups flour
Mix all ingredients, slice nectarines and arrange on the top of the cake in the baking form. Preheat the oven to 200C
and bake for 40-45 mins. I cheat a lot with this recipe, and often put jams (as with apricot jam this time) on top. It's delicious
with any fruits on top, and I sometimes blend apple slices and put the puree on the cake.
I have ice-maker, and I never tried making ice without one, so I have no advice if you want to make this ice-cream without
1/2 pint (237ml) double cream
1/4 pint (115 ml) whole milk (the more fat content the better)
8 tablespoons of caster sugar
1/8 pint (60 ml) Bailey's
pinch of salt
Whisk all ingredients together until sugar has completely dissolved. You need one pinch of salt to bring out the sweetness
(applies virtually to all ice-cream recipes). Then freeze in your ice-maker according to manufacturer's instructions.
Word of warning though. Because of alchohol content, it might take more time to freeze this ice-cream than normally. Also,
be very precise when measuring Baileys :p