Union Jack cake

Queen Elizabeth II had her 60 year Jubilee this year, so a Union Jack cake seemed like a good idea!
It's actually quite easy:

Use a regular cake recipe, like the Four by Four cake. Use a rectangular tin and line it with baking paper.

When the cake is completely cool, cover the flat side with white fondant.

Decorate with fresh berries: strawberries, blackberries and blackberries.

(You can find the recipes for the Four by Four cake and Fondant in older posts.)

Easy cake fondant

This is a very easy recipe for fondant. The traditional ones usually include ingredients that we can't find in portugal, like corn syrup. 

250 gr icing sugar
1 tbsp. softened butter
1 tbsp. milk

Mix all ingredients together until very firm

With a rolling pin, roll the fondant on baking paper and unroll it on top of the cake.

Trim and decorate.

Chocolate mousse

200gr culinary chocolate

6 eggs

10 tablespoons of sugar

3 tablespoons of butter

1.    Break the eggs and separate the white from the yolk. Beat the whites to stiff peaks.

2.    Melt the chocolate with the butter in a double boiler/bain marie.

3.    Carefully fold in the whites.

4.    Goes in the fridge for at least one hour before serving.


           250gr sugar
        250gr softened butter
        500gr flour
Pre-heat the oven to 200ºC.

Mix the suger with the butter, then add the flour.

It should form a consistent dough, but if it’s too soft you can always chill it for 15 minutes.

Make small balls (e.g. pingpong) and place them on a greased tray.

Lightely crush them with a fork and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake for 15/20 minutes.