I’ve really been wanting to make jam tarts. I gave it a go earlier this year with pretty average results. Now on that particular occasion I should have taken it as an omen as I made them for a picnic at the moonlight cinema where on the night we went we got drenched by rain.
Given the failure with my first go at baking jam tarts it’s taken me a while to get up the courage again, but when I saw the theme for this month’s Sweet Adventures blog hop was high tea I thought yes, I small conquer jam tarts. But alas it was not meant to be, as while I was flicking through cookbooks looking for recipes I came across a recipe for mulberry cream powder puffs (or are they sponge kisses?), Mulberries are in season at the moment and dotted all round my neighbourhood are mulberry bushes hanging over front fences laden with fruit. I’ll admit I’ve sampled some of the mulberries hanging over fences but in this case didn’t actually have any. While it crossed my mind to go mulberry picking I thought I might look a bit odd wandering around the neighbourhood stealthy picking mulberries. So I decided to make these powder puffs with raspberries instead as I had some in the freezer.
They were amazing, very high tea worthy, light, delicate, pretty and delicious.
Raspberry Cream Powder Puffs – recipe adapted from the Australian Women’s Weekly Baking Day
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbls cornflour
2 tbls plain flour
2 tbls self raising flour
1/2 cup cream
1 tbls icing sugar
1/2 cup of raspberries (or berries of choice)
Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease two 12 hole shallow patty pans
Beat eggs and sugar until thick pale and creamy.
Triple sift flours then add the egg mixture. Carefully fold in flour. Don’t be to gung ho or else you’ll knock the air out of the mixture.
Drop tablespoons of mixture on to patty pan holes.
Bake 12 mins. Once done turn onto cooling rack.
If like me you only had 1 shallow patty tin you’ll need to wash it, dry it re grease it and bake the second batch.
Once the powder puffs are cool, whip the cream and icing sugar together until soft peaks form. Gently fold in raspberries. If using frozen berries which you have defrosted be really gently otherwise they’ll fall apart if you are too rough mixing them in.
Sandwich 2 powder puffs together with raspberry cream, repeat with other. Dust with icing sugar.
Make a cup of tea to go with them, hide form children and enjoy