A must in French pastry, the fraisier traditionally consists of two discs of sponge cake, an airy cream (often mousseline or diplomate) and fresh strawberries. Easy to assemble and make, this version with mascarpone whipped cream is very light in the mouth. A fresh and fruity dessert ideal for a birthday, for a dinner with friends… or just to treat yourself as soon as the first gariguettes appear!
- For the sponge cake:
- 150 g sugar
- 150 g Fluid flour
- 4 eggs
- 1 Sachet Baking powder
- For the cream:
- 50 cl whipping cream
- 250g mascarpone
- 200g fine baking sugar
- 1 pinch(es) red food coloring
- 700 g Strawberries
- For the topping:
- 200 g Strawberry coulis
- 1 sheet of gelatin
Preparation 45 mins
Cooking 20 mins
Rest 2 hours
Prepare the sponge cake. Preheat your oven th.6 (180°C). Blanch the sugar with the eggs for about 10 minutes: the dough should air. Gently add the flour and the baking powder. Pour everything into a round mold 18 cm in diameter. Bake for around 20 mins. Leave the sponge cake to cool when it comes out of the oven.
Prepare the cream. Beat the sugar with the liquid cream for about 10 minutes and add the mascarpone and the food coloring. Clean and hull the strawberries. Cut half the strawberries into small pieces and add them to the cream. Cut the remaining strawberries in half lengthwise.
When the sponge cake has cooled, cut it in half and place the bottom on a cake dish or a nice plate. Place the strawberries cut in half all around the sponge cake.
Spread half of the cream on top then place the second sponge cake on top and spread the rest of the cream on top.
Soak the gelatin in a container of cold water. Pour the strawberry coulis into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Squeeze the gelatin and add it to the coulis. Let cool. Coat the strawberry plant with the strawberry coulis and decorate it with fresh strawberries. Leave to cool before serving.
The strawberry is one of the most popular pastries in France! This delicious cake consists of successive layers of sponge cake and cream containing pieces of strawberries. The strawberry is a particularly interesting fruit in terms of nutrition because it is low in calories and rich in fiber and antioxidant vitamin C. However, this recipe is still high in sugar and saturated fats, so it should be eaten in moderation and as part of a healthy and varied diet. To lighten this strawberry, simply replace all or part of the whipped cream and mascarpone cream with cottage cheese, rich in protein and much less fat.
If the strawberry is traditionally prepared with strawberries, it is also available with other fruits depending on the season. Choose for example raspberries, blueberries, pears or kiwis. For the topping, you can also simply heat strawberry jam in the microwave for 30 seconds, sift it to remove the pieces, then spread the filtered preparation on top of your entremets.