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Eton Mess Cake for Bea’s cookbook 2nd birthday!

Eton Mess Cake for Bea’s cookbook 2nd birthday!

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2 years.

It feels totally crazy and makes my head spin around.After 24 months of blogging I think I’m not a new girl in town any more.I’ve been here for a little while now but with every passing day I discover more passion and joy for this space and for what I do.It just feels right.It feels like home.

Time flies.No doubt.I’m not discovering anything new here,I know.It will never stop amazing me though,how the things change,and how the way we look at things changes too.

I look at my reflection and see things I’ve never noticed before.I’ve got my dad’s wise eyes,my nan’s freckles,I walk like one of my brothers and laugh like the other one,I sound like my mum with every word I say.I’m a combination of everything around me.I change every day.I get to know myself every day.I choose what kind of person I want to become by looking around and absorbing what surrounds me.I steal from people and things,situations and places and let them make me a better version of myself.I learn.Every single day.

This blog is like me.It changes.Evolves.It reflects the things I am influenced by.The things I want to influence me.It echoes all the long conversations with people close to my heart,a place where I grew up,where I live now and places I can’t wait to see.It mirrors the joyful time spend behind the camera,long days of cooking,days of dancing around the kitchen and singing to the wooden spatula between flipping the pancakes,hours of hard work,frustration and failures,tons of experiments and learning to be patient.

It is an amazing journey.And THANK YOU for being it’s part.I often wonder if anyone visits this  world of mine(except for my husband of course 🙂 Hello darling!)…..If anyone reads the words I put together…….If anyone comes here to have a look at the pictures…..If anyone wants to „steal” a little something from me……
So if you are here,I’m smiling and waving to you.
Grab a piece of cake and relax,I hope you’ll stay with me for a longer while.

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This cake!!!It is as GOOD as it looks.I wanted to make it for a very long time,I was just waiting for a perfect moment.And this is a perfect moment 🙂

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RECIPE:

For the cake:
300g self raising extra fine flour /or plain flour with 3 teaspoons of baking powder
200g caster sugar
300g unsalted butter
4 eggs

For the cream:
600ml double cream
100g caster sugar
50g natural Greek style yogurt

Additionally:

900g strawberries
1-2 tablespoons caster sugar or honey or maple syrup
30g meringues,broken into pieces

I used flowers only for decoration 🙂

PREPARATION:

1.Heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Butter a 20cm cake tin.In a large bowl, cream the butter with sugar until pale and fluffy.Add the eggs,one at a time,and beat until you get light and fluffy mixture. Beat well to get lots of air into the mixture.Add the flour and mix it in with a spoon until combine but don’t over-mix it.

2.Place the mixture in a tin and bake for around 50 minutes,even to one hour.Check it with a wooden skewer.If it comes out clean,it’s ready!

3.Leave it to cool completely and cut the cake into three layers.Draw the line around the cake with a smaller knife and then use a bigger one to slice it.Hold the top of the cake with your one hand and slice with the other.

4.To make the filling, beat the cream with sugar until smooth and creamy.Fold in the yogurt.

5.Place 500g strawberries into a blender and pulse it until you get a nice thick strawberry mixture with some visible strawberry pieces.Add sugar,honey or maple syrup if necessary.Some strawberries are sweet enough and don’t need a sweetener.

6.FUN TIME:Place the first layer of the cake on a plate or tray,spread 1/3 of the cream on top,cover it with 1/3 of blended strawberries,repeat two more times.

7.Before serving:sprinkle broken meringues on the top and decorate with the whole or halved strawberries.

Note:You could also use more broken meringues and place then between the layers but to do that it’s best to assemble the cake just before the serving because the meringue will dissolve in cream if left for longer.

Enjoy xxx

 

 

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24 komentarze


  1. aimee @twigg studios

    07/05/2015 at 20:58

    Wow what a beautiful cake x

    Reply

    • Bea

      07/05/2015 at 21:09

      Thank you Aimee!

      Reply

  2. Rebecca@Figs and Pigs

    07/05/2015 at 22:07

    Congratulations on two years. This cake looks wonderful a perfect celebration cake.

    Reply

    • Bea

      07/05/2015 at 22:46

      Thank you so much!

      Reply

  3. Lili

    08/05/2015 at 08:50

    Congratulations Bea!!! I just started my blog 2 months ago and I can totally understand when you say „it feels like home”. Beautifully written post and photos! 🙂

    Reply

    • Bea

      08/05/2015 at 17:13

      Thank you so much!All the best for you Lili

      Reply

  4. Julia@Vikalinka

    08/05/2015 at 09:58

    This cake is just stunning! What a clever idea to make Eaton Mess into a cake!!

    Reply

    • Bea

      08/05/2015 at 17:14

      Thank you so much!!!I just make Eton Mess version of everything

      Reply

  5. Lily

    08/05/2015 at 12:43

    This looks and I’m sure tastes like heaven!

    Reply

    • Bea

      08/05/2015 at 17:15

      Thank you Lili! And yes it does

      Reply

  6. Danielle

    08/05/2015 at 13:22

    This cake looks absolutely stunning and I’m sure it tastes just as good!

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    • Bea

      08/05/2015 at 17:16

      Thank you Danielle!It’s pure heaven!

      Reply

  7. Patricia Shea

    09/05/2015 at 17:44

    What a great idea to make Eton Mess into a cake – I must try this very soon – off to pin 🙂

    Reply

    • Bea

      09/05/2015 at 18:49

      Thanks a lot!

      Reply

  8. Cheryl

    11/05/2015 at 21:45

    Beautifully written and photographed. I love your philosophy on life ❤️

    Reply

    • Bea

      11/05/2015 at 23:09

      Thank you so much Cheryl It means a lot!

      Reply

  9. Sweet Faery

    05/06/2015 at 06:57

    I love your blog and the pictures you take. I’ll be back! 😉

    Reply

    • Bea

      05/06/2015 at 15:43

      Thank you so much!

      Reply

  10. Liz @ Floating Kitchen

    16/06/2015 at 12:53

    Just discovered your blog via tastespotting. And I’m so happy to be here. Your photographs are just gorgeous. I could stare at them all day long. And I probably will too! Off to browse your site. Happy to have found you here!

    Reply

    • Bea

      16/06/2015 at 22:38

      Hi Liz!I’m even happier that you’ve found me!Thank you so much for your lovely words and hope you’ll stay for longer 🙂

      Reply

  11. Aimee / Wallflower Girl

    01/08/2015 at 23:11

    I’m so glad I came across your blog! It is so beautiful. I’m pinning everything!

    Reply

    • Bea

      02/08/2015 at 09:58

      Aimee! Thank you so much!

      Reply

  12. Eden Passante

    27/09/2016 at 18:42

    Such a beautiful mess! I love messy cakes like this, they’re so in style and they’re gorgeous! My birthday is coming up, and this is exactly what I want my cake to look like!

    Reply

    • Bea

      06/10/2016 at 19:31

      Thank you so much!It’s a perfect cake to celebrate with!

      Reply

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