July 3, 2014

Berry Cake

July 3, 2014
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Paper-thin oat cookies, cream and fresh berries stacked into a cake – can the summer get better than this?
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Never mind the cold, rainy weather that keeps us wrapped in wool. I hope your heart is warm.
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Thank you.




25 comments :

  1. AnonymousJuly 03, 2014

    Oh, where's the recipe?

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  2. Sorry, forgot to link it. Spaced out after all that sugar!

    Now the recipe is in place.

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    1. AnonymousJuly 03, 2014

      Gotta give this a go, what with my sweet tooth! Thanks for the recipe.

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  3. What a gorgeous cake!!! I just loved the cookie recipe Lakshmi!! I am bookmarking it :)

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  4. So pretty and summery! A wonderful creation.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  5. Beautiful!! And I love the images....

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  6. This is absolutely stunning!! Love the flavour!

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  7. yess, yess, and yess. I do heart it, like you wouldn't believe it :)

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  8. The moment I see a post from you, my heart beats in excitement :) What a beauty Lakshmi! So delicate and calls out summer. It is HOT here... 95 F. But this year we have been doing better with some rain,

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    1. Wow -- we had the rainiest, coldest June! The temperature hovered between 5 and 13 C (40 – 50 F). I’m surprised our garden survived. It is giving us plenty of greens. Today I harvested coriander and the smell reminded me of Mayapur. Fresh coriander is subtle, although strong. The scent of shop-bought herbs is different.

      I hope you are well!

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  9. Oh Lakshmi, you are wonderful. I loved the muted tone of all the pictures. I wish I was talented like you.

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    1. Why wouldn't you be talented? Talent means interest. We can learn anything - and I mean anything - if we become interested in the subject and educate ourselves about it. You have an inclination, keep fanning it.

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  10. Oh, Lakshmi, that is so incredibly beautiful. Stunning photography!!

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  11. This is stunning cake, Laxmi! Summer cake can't get lighter than this - love the use of oatmeal cookies.
    When I was kid, my family didn't own an oven and my grand-ma use to make cake from store bought wheat cookies. Soaking and layering them with thick chocolate milk and freezing in cake shape! Major flashback :)

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    1. Many times the worst part of a cake is the cake itself! Everyone likes cream and jam, and the cake is just an architectural structure that holds them together. Of course, if it is moist and flavorful it adds texture and contrast, but it often goes unnoticed. Cookies are nice because they are light and crunchy – completely different from cream! This is the kind of cake you assemble in an emergency situation when you need a quick dessert. I don’t think a true cake-aficionado would appreciate it in a proper party!

      There are many cakes using cookies or puff-pastry in European cuisine. Still, none of them are as popular as the traditional layer-cake.

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  12. This looks wonderful... I like the idea of not having a big, fat sponge interefere with the cream and fruit!

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  13. Superb, just what I could do with right now! Do you deliver? Fabulous styling and photography!

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  14. What kind of oats do you use? I imagine not grains, flakes, rolled oats?

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    1. I used fairly small size rolled oats. Any kinds of oat flakes would do. Also, you can omit the almonds and substitute the amount with rolled oats.

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  15. Mmmmm.... a perfectly luscious and light summery berry cake!! Thanks for sharing, Lakshmi :)

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  16. Catching up on my reading and this post is perfect for a Saturday fresh berries and cookie/cake! Have a beautiful weekend.

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  17. Wow, exactly what I was searching for! Thanks alot.

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