Monday, 7 September 2015

(Becky Bakes) Strawberry Fields Forever



Hello and welcome back to Peaches & Teas! I know, its possible I may have neglected this little space on the internet for a bit too long,but I'm back! In fact, you could even say I'm diving back into the kitchen to bake!




This week I knew I wanted to make something decadent. I've always loved strawberries (in fact, when I was little I loved them so much I had a denim backpack with rhinestone-d strawberries on, but that's for another day) So i decided to whip up this little beauty right here! Its a basic twist on an old favourite: victoria sponge cake. However, this one features white chocolate chips and freeze dried strawberries. Its shockingly simple and can be whipped up in an hour! The real winner here is the fresh strawberry buttercream, which I just can't get enough of!


 My personal favourite victoria sponge recipe was written by the bake-off queen herself, Mary Berry. I use it so often that I don't even have to look at it anymore, Its 175g of butter, sugar and flour for two sponges!


I whipped up the fresh strawberry buttercream from this recipe featured on Cooking Classy ! It was super simple to make and the only adjustments I used was changing the butter in the buttercream to a non-dairy alternative, which did change the solidity of the mixture, but this was remedied by refrigerating for half an hour.

                                        

Dressing it with icing sugar and strawberries was a nice touch, and it tasted as good as it looked (I promise!) - so give it a go, and tell me which you think in the comments!

Becky x x x