Last week we went strawberry picking at a local farm. This was a first for the boys and, as strawberries are possibly their favourite fruit, they were very excited! Last year they picked raspberries at the same farm but we were too late for strawbs so it was good to get this chance. I remember going strawberry picking as a child and this was heaven for us as we probably ate more during the picking than we actually took home. My mum joked that they weighed us when we went in and would weigh us when we went out! Anyway it was quite interesting as the boys seemed quite shocked that I would even suggest they ate them before they had been washed (and of course paid for!). Hee hee they are so good!
Anyway with lots of delicious strawberries and a challenge from the Happy Egg Company to create a nutritious recipe with eggs, I decided to make a strawberry cream sponge cake. Perfect timing for Wimbledon!
- 8oz self raising flour
- 8oz sugar
- 8oz butter
- 4 large free range Happy Co eggs
- Vanilla pods
- Two large tubs fresh double cream
- Several punnets of freshly picked strawberries
Cream the sugar and butter together till pale in colour. Whisk up the eggs together in a separate bowl and add slowly to the butter and sugar, beating quickly. Add vanilla to enhance the flavour. Fold in the flour. Divide the mixture between two pre-greased and lined 8″ sponge tins and place in preheated oven at Gas 4/Electric 180 degrees for around 20 minutes or until golden brown on top.
When cooked turn out of tins onto wire rack to cool. Whisk the double cream until stiff peaks can be formed. Slice the strawberries. When the sponge is cold fill with cream and sliced strawberries in the sandwich and on the top of the cake. Yummm!
I know this is probably not the most nutritious way you can possibly eat eggs but a slice with a cuppa is a delicious treat to settle down with when watching the tennis. I like the way you know the ingredients are of the highest quality and baked from scratch without additives and colouring that can be in commercially bought sweet treats.
Do you have a nutritious and delicious way to eat eggs?