Fraisier Cake By Mary Berry For Furniaphobics

I just made up a new phobia – furniahobia is the ‘fear of baking’ (from the Latin ‘to bake’). Yes its a pretty slow Saturday afternoon around here and kids are hogging the Playstation.

The problem with food blogging, however, is baked creations are often the most interesting. So in the interest of entertaining readers it seems fair enough to attempt that which can so easily go wrong. This time round I tried out a recipe I found in this winter’s London-based Good Food Show catalogue:

Fraisier Cake! This creation combines Genoese sponge with a crème patisserie filling finished with chocolate and strawberries.

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Summer Strawberry Layer Dessert with Rain, Hail and Thunder

Saturday afternoon, the rain won’t stop and to be honest it’s all getting a bit tedious. I mean in April most of England was served a Hosepipe Ban meaning we couldn’t water the garden (oh dear, what a shame), wash our cars (that’s what car washes are for) or do anything else using water outside (oh no, how will I fill my 100m heated swimming pull with integrated jacuzzi?).

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Eton Mess – Old School Desserts

Yes Eton is an old school. It’s where our politicians and captains of industry originate. Kind of like they are conceived there. Maybe they hatch or something.

Anyway brilliant young minds need to be fed The Nectar of the Gods, but seeing how that stuff is always in short supply the school came up with Eton Mess; its simple, and delicious, unlike the England football team which, although simple, leaves an unpleasant aftertaste – an aftertaste of miserable failure:

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