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Italian recipe of the week: Cupola di fragola

This creamy Italian strawberry cake is sure to impress your dinner date.

Italian recipe of the week: Cupola di fragola
Cupola di fragola, or strawberry "dome" cake. Photo: Al.ta Cucina

See how it's done in this week's video recipe from the chefs at Al.ta Cucina.

Ingredients (serves eight)

-250g of mascarpone cheese

-120 g of powdered sugar (icing sugar)

-500ml of fresh liquid cream, whipped.

-8g of sheet gelatin

-30ml of milk,

-500 g of strawberries

-Juice of half a lemon

-30g of white sugar

– one disc of sponge cake (for the bottom)

 

Method:

– Slice 200g of strawberries into circles and arrange them to cover the inside of a bowl that has been lined with plastic wrap.

-Cut another 180g of strawberries into quarters and combine them with the juice of half of a lemon and two tablespoons of sugar. Blend and set aside.

– Place the gelatin sheet in cold water for 10 minutes (note: the water MUST be cold). Remove from the water and squeeze.  Then melt it in 30ml of warm milk. 

– In a bowl, mix the mascarpone with the powdered sugar. Add in the blended strawberries and mix well. Lastly, add the cream that has been previously whipped and the gelatin. Mix gently.

-Pour half of the cream into the bowl lined with strawberries.  Insert whole strawberries, and then add another layer with the remaining cream.

-Close with the disc of sponge cake and cover tightly with plastic wrap.  Place in the fridge for four hours. Turn the cake out onto a serving dish and enjoy.

Buon appetito! See more Italian video recipes in English by Al.ta Cucina on Facebook.

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