Biscuit for Birthdays!

Hi guys!

Today, I want to share a funny story with you.
What the story is about? My first attempt to make a biscuit…

A biscuit is a typical birthday treat! So I wanted to make one for one of our birthday parties.
I opened my cookbook and thought “this seems easy”. Well, I could have never been so wrong!
The recipe isn’t difficult, that’s for sure! But it is the way you make the biscuit that is the tricky part…
I followed the recipe and added the flour as a last step. I mixed it all together with my robot! NO NO NOOOOOOO!
Little did I know… Okay, the cookbook did say mix it gently together. I guess my robot doesn’t really do gentle…
What happened? My biscuit didn’t rise!

I am a very very lucky girl! Because that night, we (my boyfriend and I) were invited to a birthday party of one of his colleagues.
Guess who was there too? Their pastry chef! I told her my problems and she wrote a recipe down that couldn’t fail! I couldn’t thank her too much!
She really saved our birthday party!

I immediately started with this new (awesome) recipe the next day! It worked!
The problems weren’t over though…
My boyfriend helped me and we wanted to cover the biscuit with whipped cream. My mom got impatient and we had to assemble the biscuit sooner than planned. Therefore the whipped cream wasn’t stiff enough when we took it out of the fridge…
The biscuit looked okay but you shouldn’t wait for 5 more minutes to eat it if you didn’t want soup!

Last week, we had another little party. I really wanted to try that biscuit again because I knew I could do it right! (The biscuit never failed but that whipped cream did!)
This time, I whipped the cream and covered the biscuit with it without first putting it in the fridge to get stiff… I guess whipped cream should be stiff enough, right?
Finally! The perfect biscuit without any trouble! Woohoo! And it was delicious!

What do we need:

  • 240g sugar
  • 240g flour
  • 8 eggs
  • +- 1L cream (40% fat)
  • 200g powder sugar
  • Fruit

How to:

First, whip the eggs and the sugar. It may take a while but they really need to be stiff.
Siff the flour.
Carefully add the flour while gently stiring the mixture.
Put the batter in a baking tin and preheat the oven at 180 degrees centigrade.
Bake the biscuit for 45 minutes.

Let the biscuit cool.
Cut the biscuit in half (horizontal) and let it cool a bit longer.
Whip the cream.
Put some of the whipped cream on the first layer. Add some fruit πŸ™‚
Put the second layer on it and cover the biscuit in whipped cream.
Add fruit to decorate.
Tada! Done! Enjoy πŸ˜€

This one was for my parents’ 47th birthday.
I kept it simple on the decorations but I guess I should have added a little more fruit…
Haha! Next time, a perfect biscuit it will be!

Have a delicious day!
xxx Sarah

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