Anguish before dinner
“The princess is sad . . . from the princess slips
such sighs in her words from the strawberry lips. (…)”
Tomorrow is the year-end party at school and I can’t hide some sadness…
This is the place that sheltered all my dreams and from where I foresee my reality.
I keep so many people, stories, moments and I can’t avoid this anguish that makes me cry at the end.
Egg whites’ cake:
125 g. butter, softened
250 g. sugar
125 g. self-rising flour
8 egg whites
Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC.
Grease a round pan (20 cms diameter).
Whisk the butter with the sugar until smooth.
Whisk the egg whites until firm peaks form.
Gently fold in the seived flour, alternating with the egg whites with smooth downward movements.
Pour the dough into the pan.
250 g fromage blanc frais with 20% fat
2.5 gelatin sheets (5 g)
250 g cream 35% fat
75 g sugar
Bloom the gelatin.
Bring to low heat a small portion of the cheese and melt the gelatin.
Remove from heat.
Fold in the remaining cheese and the sugar.
Add the whipped cream when the mixture reaches 30/35ºC.
Refrigerate until firm
Cut the cake in half horizontally.
Spread the cheese mousse between the two cake layers.
Decorate with strawberries.
Sprinkle with dehydrated powdered strawberries and powdered pistachio.