Long weekends are great — until they’re over! This past weekend offered a much needed break. And while everyone is loving the unofficial start of summer I wasn’t exactly thrilled with Mother Nature’s participation. It’s not even June and we’ve already had our first heatwave. That means we’ve had three or more days of 90 or higher degrees Fahrenheit. What can I say, I’m just a cool weather girl!
Regardless of the weather, I took to the kitchen to tackle a Princess Torte — or Prinsesstårta in Swedish — by special request of my husband for his birthday. You may have eaten a mini version of this detailed cake at Ikea or seen it as a technical challenge on the Great British Bake-Off. I used, of course, Mary Berry’s recipe and I have to admit I’m very pleased with my first time results. The cake is layers of sponge, raspberry jam, pastry cream, and a whipped cream dome. Finish it off by draping the entire cake in pastel green marzipan. It was super tasty!