I *just* found out about another fun seasonal blog event: Mike’s Table’s Strawberry seduction. Mike bought a ton of strawberries from his local supplier in
Strawberry and cinnamon torte(lettes)
175g ground almonds
175g butter, softened
175g golden caster sugar
175g self raising flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 egg and 1 egg yolk
450g strawberries, hulled and sliced.
Icing sugar, for dusting
Preheat oven to 120 C/Gas 4/Fan assisted 160C and line and grease a loose-bottomed 23cm cake tin.
Mix all ingredients except strawberries together until just combined. Spread half of the mixture over the bottom of the tin. Place sliced strawberries over the top, double-layering them if necessary. Spread remaining cake mix over the top (this is where you might need to coax it with a couple of forks, but it doesn’t matter if it’s not too neat). Bake for an hour, though check it after 40 mins, and if necessary, cover with foil to stop the top from browning too much. It should be slightly risen and dark golden brown when it’s done.
Cool briefly in the tin and turn out. Serve, dusted with icing sugar, and accompanied with your choice of cream, crème fraiche, yogurt, etc.