Thursday, July 25, 2013

Easiest red currant cake!

The ever hungry birds must have overlooked  my bush of red currants.

Harvested enough to make a cake... fresh from the bush into the oven-the joy of summer!

750 g of berries need to be cleaned...not so much fun.

This original Fifties bowl is a recent flea market discovery. If I continue collecting stuff, we will need a new house...according to husband!

But before that we will eat cake !

Recipe for the easiest Redcurrant cake:

For the dough:
250g all purpose flour
125g butter, cold
100g sugar
2 egg yolks
2tsp baking soda
lemon zest 8 a little)

for the Meringue:
6 egg whites
a little salt
250g sugar
200g ground almonds
750 red currants

Mix all the ingredients for the dough ( cut butter in small pieces), wrap in cling film and put the dough into the fridge for 30 min.
Heat the oven to 160 C top and bottom heat.
Beat the egg whites with the salt to a very stiff meringue, whilst slowly adding the sugar. Carefully add the almonds with a spoon and finally the red currants.
Fill the dough into a buttered baking tin (28cm) and spread evenly. Add the red currant/ egg white mix and bake in the lower part of the oven for about 1 hour.

C'est très facile à faire!


  1. This is probably my most favorite post of yours so far! The photography is, love, love that little bowl holding the eggs! I so love items like that!! And that cake. OMG...

    1. Thank you so much Robin...will try to find more of those little bowls!

  2. Am besten um Mitternacht essen, mit besonders netten Menschen. ;-)