Lemon And Almond Sponge Cake With Sugar Frosted RosesFrom turtle66 7 years ago
- The flowers need to made in advance as they need a few hours to dry. shopping list
- What’s needed- shopping list
- For The sugar frosted Flowers- shopping list
- 1 egg white, lightly beaten shopping list
- 1 C of caster sugar shopping list
- 6 roses ( make sure that they haven’t been sprayed with pesticides) with 2-3 inch stalks , washed and dried with a kitchen towel. shopping list
- For The lemon And Almond Sponge- shopping list
- 4 eggs shopping list
- 1/2 C of whole wheat flour (atta) shopping list
- Grated zest of 2 lemons shopping list
- 1/4 C +1 tblsp of ground almonds shopping list
- 3/4 C of icing sugar shopping list
- For Filling The Cake- shopping list
- 250 gms of mascarpone cheese, whisked with 3 tblsp of lemon juice,3 tblsp of icing sugar, and grated zest of 1 lemon. shopping list
How to make it
- The sugar frosted flowers
- Beat the egg white lightly.
- With a paintbrush, brush the petals with a little of the egg white, making sure to reach inside the petals and on the stalks too.
- Sprinkle some caster sugar over the rose and into the grooves. Shake off excess sugar and leave it to dry for at least 2 hours. I covered a plate with foil and let the roses dry on them. Repeat for the rest of the roses.
- I also sugar frosted a few rose leaves in the same way (although, I believe they can be eaten too, I added the leaves, more for the aesthetics than for the eating).
- Other edible flowers can also be sugar frosted in this same way.
- The lemon and almond sponge-
- Pre heat the oven at 180 deg C and line an 8 inch round pan with foil.
- Place the flour, ground almonds and lemon zest in a bowl. With the fingertips, rub the mixture till everything is well mixed together.
- Beat together the eggs and the icing sugar for about 5 minutes or till fluffy and pale.
- In batches, add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and fold in, preferable with a rubber spatula, till everything is just moistened.
- Tip the mixture into the prepared pan. Lightly tap the pan against the counter to get rid of air bubbles.
- Place the pan in the centre of the pre heated oven ad bake for about 25-27 minutes or till the top is golden and the middle is springy to the touch.
- Cool the cake in the pan for a minute and peeling off the foil, transfer to a rack to cool completely before filling and topping.
- Filling and topping-
- When cooled completely, slice the cake horizontally into two portions.
- Spread the filling on one half of the cake and place the other half on top.
- Arrange the sugar frosted flowers and leaves on top.
The Cookturtle66 Sacramento, CA
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