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Strawberry Gateau

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Strawberry Gateau has a mouth watering taste. The sugar cane syrup and orange juice gives the Strawberry Gateau yummy taste.
  Butter 2 Ounce
  Eggs 2
  Plain all purpose flour 3 1⁄2 Ounce
  Cane sugar syrup 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Active dry yeast 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter 1 Teaspoon (for greasing)
  Superfine caster sugar 3 Tablespoon
  Fresh orange juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cointreau 2 Tablespoon
  Strawberries 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Confectioners sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sour cream 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (creme fraiche)
  Raspberry preserve 2 Tablespoon

Put the butter in a dish and melt in the microwave oven for 40 seconds on HIGH.
Break the eggs into a bowl and whisk with a fork add the flour to the melted butter, beating with a wooden spoon.
Add the eggs, cane sugar syrup and milk, beating after every addition.
Sift the yeast over the mixture and mix in carefully.
Lightly grease the base of a small pyrex cake dish and pour in the mixture.
Microwave, uncovered, for 9 minutes on MEDIUM-HIGH.
To prepare the syrup, put the superfine (caster) sugar into a bowl with 3 (2) tablespoons of water.
Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes.
Stir well.
Add the orange juice and Cointreau.
Pour the syrup over the gateau while it is still hot.
Leave to cool.
For the filling, rinse the strawberries under plenty of cold running water.
Top and tail and pat dry on kitchen paper.
Mix the confectioners' (icing) sugar with the sour cream (creme fraiche).
When the gateau is completely cool, remove from the mold (mould) with the aid of a metal spatula.
Carefully cut into 2 equal layers.
Place the lower layer on a cake dish and spread with the cream frosting (icing).
Start slicing the strawberries in rounds and arrange on the cream as you go.
Make only one layer of strawberries.
Put the second half of the cake very carefully on top of the strawberries.
Put the raspberry preserve in a cup and melt for 30 seconds on HIGH.
Coat the top and sides of the gateau.

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Strawberry Gateau Recipe