>From "The Neighborhood Bakeshop," by Jill Van Cleave: "Frosted in white cream, this tall and elegant creation features strawberry and pineapple conserves sandwiched between layers of sponge cake. Its definitely an extravagant dessert for a special occasion. The conserves can be made a week in advance and stored in the refrigerator, and the sponge cakes can be baked up to a month in advance and frozen." Preheat the oven to 325F. Grease two 9-in round cake pans, 2 inches deep. Cut and fit a round of parchment or waxed paper to line the bottom of each pan. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt goether into a medium-size bowl and set aside. Place the egg yolks in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until thick, about 4 minutes. Gradually add the cold water - the mixture will look foamy. Slowly add the sugar, beating to dissolve completely, about 3 minutes. Beat in the vanilla. Sift in the flour mixture. Fold with a large rubber spatula. In a medium-size bowl with a clean beater, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff peaks form, shiny not dry. Thoroughly fold into the yolk mixture. Divide the batter equally between the prepared pans, smoothing the tops evenly with a metal spatula. Bake for about 25 minutes, until the centers are springly and a cake tester comes out clean. Cool in the pans on wire racks for 10 minutes, then unmold the cakes onto the racks, inverting so they sit on the paper pan liners. Allow to cool completely before peeling the liners. 1. To make the pineapple conserve, combine the pineapple, granulated sugar, water and lemon juice in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat and boil until the fruit has softened, about 10 minutes. 2. Remove the pan from the heat. Fit a sieve over a medium bowl, transfer the fruit to the sieve with a slotted spoon, and strain. Add the juice from the bowl to the saucepan and return to medium heat. Bring the syrup back to a boil and reduce the volume to 1/2 cup, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the pineapple from the sieve. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and allow to cool to room temperature. Cover and chill; store in the refrigerator until ready to use. 3. For the strawberry conserve, combine the granulated sugar and water in a shallow pan. Bring to a boil over medium-high head, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Boil for 1 minute, add the strawberries, and bring back to a full boil. Boil for 5 minutes more. Remove the pan from the heat and coarsely crush the berries with a potato masher or a large pestle. 4. Transfer the pulp with the slotted spoon to the sieve, set over a bowl to collect the juice, and strain. Add the juice to the pan and return to medium-high heat. Bring back to a boil and boil the syrup to thicken and reduce the volume to about 1/3 cup, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the vanilla, then the strawberry pulp. Transfer to a bowl and let cool. Cover, chill and store in the refrigerator until ready to use. 5. While assembling the cake, drain the pineapple conserve. 6. Cut each sponge cake horizontally into 2 equal layers. Place a bottom layer on a cardboard cake circle or a cake plate. 7. Whip the cream with the confectioners sugar until stiff peaks form. continued in part 2
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (5083g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1|
|Calories from Fat: 2787 (27%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 309.7g||413 %|
|Saturated Fat 149.7g||749 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 99.4g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 27.5g|
|Cholesterol 5939.6mg||1828 %|
|Sodium 2147.1mg||74 %|
|Potassium 5475.2mg||144 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 1672.1g||492 %|
|Dietary Fiber 38.8g||155 %|
|Sugars, other 1633.3g|
|Protein 236.7g||338 %|
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Calories per serving: 10266
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