Monday, June 26, 2006
Call me Martha!
The kids absolutely loooove strawberry jam...they mix it in milk and joghurt,
put it on toast and ice cream and they especially like it as a swiss roll filling so I need quite a lot of it. After reading that most brands have 80% poor quality apples and pears and only 20% strawberries in them I decided to make my own. I went to Erdbeerland (these are huge fields of strawberries belonging to local farmers, you can pick them yourself and while you´re there, eat as many as you like - the ones you take home are weighed and you pay 2€ per kilo) I picked 7 kilos of strawberries, bought some sugar and 2 hours later - 22 glasses of strawberry marmelade. I might just put some little fabric tops, ribbons and labels on them so they´ll look all special in my pantry.
Swiss Roll Recipe
Preheat oven to 160°, line a shallow baking tray with baking paper.
Beat 4 eggs with 150g sugar until thick.
Sieve 150g of self-raising flour (or 150g plain flour with 1 teaspoon baking powder)
on top of the egg mixture and use a large metal spoon to mix.
Spread the cake mix onto the baking tray and bake for 15-20 mintues, if you push the cake a little with your finger and it springs back then it´s ready. Spread with your favourite marmalade and roll up while still warm. Let it cool and serve with whipped cream and fresh fruit.