For my second independent project, I chose to explore France and their desserts to make a French cake called Frasier. This is something I had never made before and I even learned a new technique called a water bath. Which is when you place the cake pan in a pot of boiling water in the oven to help it cook.

Background on Frasier:

The word Frasier means strawberry, originally this cake consists of layers of sponge cake, vanilla-flavoured cream and marzipan, and sliced strawberries. Though I made my version without marzipan and it tasted just as good!

Originally, Frasier cake was invented as a tribute to strawberries, since the only available strawberries in France before the 19th century were tiny wild strawberries, similar in size to blueberries. In the 1930s, new types of strawberries became available in France, then new desserts were created.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs
  • flour
  • salt
  • melted butter
  • vanilla extract
  • sliced strawberries

For the cream:

  • 1 egg white
  • ┬ásugar
  • vanilla extract

 

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Frasier cake

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