I have created this cake with the intention of sharing an easy cake recipe but with a healthier touch. Replacing the refined wheat flour with whole spelled flour and adding almonds to increase the protein content and make it more satiating. But I am not going to deceive you either, I confess that it has been a creation made to be able to eat it with less guilt and because I needed a nice support to photograph those beautiful white strawberries (pine berries) that have come out this year in my garden!
Strawberries known as Pineberry are a unique type of fruit that resemble small strawberries but have a distinctive white or pale yellow color with red seeds. They are often referred to as “white strawberries” or “Pineapple strawberries” due to their appearance and flavor. Pineberries are not a recent discovery; in fact, they have a long history dating back to the 18th century in South America.
Pine berries are smaller compared to regular strawberries and have a delicate cone-shaped appearance. Its pulp is typically white, sometimes with a slight pinkish hue, while the seeds on the outside are red. When it comes to flavor, pine berries offer a surprising twist. Although they look like strawberries, their flavor is reminiscent of pineapples, hence the name “pineberries”. They have a sweet and sour profile, with a subtle hint of pineapple flavor that sets them apart from traditional strawberries.
Pineberries are not grown as widely as conventional strawberries, but their popularity has been increasing in recent years. They require similar growing conditions as regular strawberries, including well-drained soil, plenty of sunlight, and regular watering. However, pineberries are often considered more delicate and sensitive to environmental conditions. They tend to thrive in temperate climates and can be challenging to grow in areas with extreme heat or cold.
I bought 2 small plants on a trip to Amsterdam 3 years ago, that’s where I discovered them. And after these 3 years in my garden, they have adapted perfectly, indeed they have multiplied considerably. And to this day they produce a fairly decent amount although most of them are very small in size.
Pineberries offer a unique and visually appealing addition to various culinary creations. To show the photos of these biscuits. It cannot be denied that the combination of red strawberry and white strawberry is very attractive. Their distinctive appearance and flavor make them a popular choice for desserts, salads, and beverages. They can be enjoyed fresh, just like regular strawberries, and make an intriguing and refreshing snack. Plus, they can be used in pies, tarts, jams, and sauces, lending their delicious pineapple flavor to a wide variety of recipes. Some culinary enthusiasts also experiment with incorporating them into cocktails and smoothies for a tropical twist.
Although not as widely available as traditional strawberries, their cultivation has increased in recent years, improving accessibility. Some specialty stores, farmers markets, and online platforms may sell them during their limited harvest season, typically late spring through early summer. It is worth checking with local vendors or specialty fruit vendors to see if they have these strawberries available in your area.
Pineberries are a fascinating fruit that capture the imagination and palate of those looking for something unique. With their charming appearance, pineapple flavor, and versatility in the kitchen, they offer an exciting twist on the traditional strawberry. Whether you are a fruit enthusiast or a culinary adventurer, discovering and savoring the delicious strawberry-pineapple is an experience that adds a touch of novelty and tropical delight to your palate!
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Spelt almond and strawberry cake
Substituting refined wheat flour for whole spelled flour and adding almonds to increase the protein content and make it more satiating, this cake is simple but a very good alternative to traditional cakes.
- 1/2 cup of spelled flour
- 1/2 cup of whole spelled flour
- 2 teaspoons chemical baking powder (baking powder)
- 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup of mild vegetable oil
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 1/2 cup of natural yogurt
- 1/2 cup of almond drink
- 1 cup of chopped almond
- 4 tablespoons strawberry jam
- a handful of fresh strawberries to decorate
Preheat the oven to 160ºC with a fan. Grease the mold you are going to use. The measure and shape that you like best works for this recipe.
Mix all the dry ingredients, except the almond, in a bowl.
In another bowl, mix all the liquid ingredients. Sift the dry ingredients into the liquids. Mix until they are integrated, without working the dough too much.
Add the chopped almond and mix just until combined.
Pour the batter into the greased pan, filling only to 75% of the capacity.
Spread the strawberry jam over the dough and use a toothpick to make a few movements to create a swirl effect.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, depending on the size of the pan. Always do the toothpick test.
Unmold when completely cold. Decorate with fresh strawberries and put a little more strawberry jam on the cake if you want it sweeter.