Nigel Barden served up a delicious Fru Pigalopp Scandinavian red currants with berries summer cake – named after a Danish cartoon character – on Radio 2 Drivetime with Simon Mayo.
Nigel says: “Always let the fruit come to room temperature before eating. Better still, an hour in the sunshine before serving will dramatically improve the flavour. Buy unblemished fruit with bright green hulls. Wash & handle them gently & as little as possible to avoid bruising. Only remove the hull after washing.”
The ingredients are: butter, for the tin, 6 large eggs, 300g caster sugar, 250g plain flour and 2 tsp baking powder.
For the cream: 2 vanilla pods, 4 egg yolks, 6 tbsp icing sugar and 600ml double cream.
For the fruit: 1kg strawberries, 300g redcurrants and 500g raspberries.