Strawberry & elderflower gateau with strawbery coulis

 

Strawberry Gateau 

I’m going to be honest, and say I didn’t price this up because I forgot. It was a special treat during the holidays. 

Also, whilst being honest I wasn’t too sure how it would turn out because I haven’t really cooked a pudding before. 

Well, I say cook, this actually doesn’t involve any cooking! As it turned out, it wasn’t bad! Oh, before I woke up this morning I didn’t even know what a coulis was, let alone how to make one.

strawberry gateau

Strawberry & elderflower gateau with strawbery coulis

Strawberry Gateau - I’m going to be honest and say I didn’t price this up because I forgot. It was a special treat during the holidays. Also, whilst being honest I wasn’t too sure how it would turn out because I haven’t really cooked a pudding before. Well, I say cook, this actually doesn’t involve any cooking! As it turned out, it wasn’t bad! Oh, before I woke up this morning I didn’t even know what a coulis was, let alone how to make one.

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Recipe Cost £5.00
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine 30 minutes plus, Dessert, Pudding
Servings 14
Calories 240 kcal

Ingredients
  

Strawberry Gateau

  • 2 Large shop-bought flan cases
  • 400 g Strawberries
  • 6 tbsp Strawberry Jam
  • 600 ml Double cream
  • 5 tbsp Elderflower cordial
  • 6 Raspberries

for the coulis

  • 200 g Strawberries
  • 100 g Icing Sugar
  • 1 Squeeze of lemon

Instructions
 

Strawberry Gateau

  • Using the base of a deep cake tin, I cut a circle from each flan case. I then chopped up the remaining bits of flan and kept them for later. After putting the cake tin back together, I used a couple of bits of clingfilm to cover the tin. Making sure there was a large enough overhang to cover the gateau completely.
    2 Large shop-bought flan cases

Putting the Strawberry Gateau together

  • I plonked one of the flan cases into the bottom of the tin and spread half the jam over it. Then I arranged the strawberries around the outside with the cut bit facing outwards, keeping the remaining strawberries set aside.
    2 Large shop-bought flan cases, 6 tbsp Strawberry Jam, 400 g Strawberries
  • Using a hand-whisk, I whipped the cream with 2tbsp icing sugar and elderflower cordial until the mixture held itself together. Then I chopped the remaining strawberries and folded them into the cream mixture. Using half the cream to fill the centre of the gateau, pushing into the edges to hold the strawberries in place.
    600 ml Double cream, 100 g Icing Sugar, 400 g Strawberries
  • I then pushed the chopped up flan off cuts into the mix and drizzled over the rest of the cordial. I then stirred the rest of the jam into the remaining cream and spread that over the off cuts. Finally I placed the second flan case on the top. I folded the cling over it all (pressing down a little to compress it together) and chucked it into the fridge.
    2 Large shop-bought flan cases

For the icing

  • In a bowl I used a spoon to crush the raspberries and then added 150g icing sugar and stirred to make the icing. I removed the cake from the tin and put it on to a plate before finally spread the icing on the top.
    6 Raspberries

For the coulis

  • I used my hand blender and mixed 200g strawberries, 100g icing sugar and the lemon juice and then chucked it all in a jug for serving.
    400 g Strawberries, 100 g Icing Sugar, 1 Squeeze of lemon
    strawberry gateau
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Nutrition

Calories: 240kcalCarbohydrates: 21.4gProtein: 1.9gFat: 16.9gSaturated Fat: 10.1gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 20mgFiber: 1.7gSugar: 7.3g
Keyword summer recipes, strawberry, pudding, dessert, coulis, gateau
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Strawberry Gateau

 

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry & elderflower gateau with strawbery coulis
Amount per Serving
Calories
240
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
16.9
g
26
%
Saturated Fat
 
10.1
g
63
%
Cholesterol
 
60
mg
20
%
Sodium
 
20
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
21.4
g
7
%
Fiber
 
1.7
g
7
%
Sugar
 
7.3
g
8
%
Protein
 
1.9
g
4
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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