This must be the easiest fancy dessert in the world. Acknowledgements to my mum, doyenne of the creative dessert solution.
- Sponge flan base from the supermarket
- 8-12 oz (250-375g) strawberries, raspberries, loganberries or tinned mandarins
- Green’s Quick Jel jelly (for flan topping – choose a colour that matches your fruit)
- 5 fl oz (125 ml (whipping cream)
Lay the berries or mandarin slices on the base in a decorative and artistic manner. Following the instructions on the packet slavishly, prepare the Quick Jel and pour over the whole thing, taking care to make sure any gaps are filled. Whip the cream and using a piping bag (disposable ones are very cheap), make attractive patterns with the cream all over the base in the form of rosettes and squiggly lines, until the whole thing is covered. Serve fairly soon afterwards otherwise the base runs the risk of going soggy. (The picture is a similar cake and not the exact same torte, by the way, but I never claimed to be much of a photographer).
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