You may remember that I recently tried another of Edd Kimber’s recipes, Alpine Strawberry Fool. I enjoyed it so much I decided to try Edd Kimber’s Mixed Berry Traybake. These recipes have been developed in conjunction with Jordan’s cereals to celebrate “The Jordans Wildlife Garden” at RHS Hampton Court Palace to show their commitment to the British countryside. The recipes show what you can create with food foraged from the countryside. At the moment I have a glut of strawberries and raspberries growing in my garden. There is nothing nicer than a berry fresh off the bush and when the cake is done you get a sense of achievement from having grown the ingredients and baked it yourself.
The finished traybake was gorgeous, a lovely light sponge with the Summer taste of strawberries and raspberries coming though to lift it to another level. The addition of Jordans Super Berry granola added a little crunch which made it even more tasty. The original recipe gives you the option of making rosehip syrup to pour over the top. At the moment all the roses I found were in flower, rather than in the process of creating hips so I left this out. I think next time I would mix the berries though the sponge rather than just sprinkling them on top.
The sponge was a big success with the family and I have been asked to make it again. I definitely will be doing and experimenting with different berries to see what different flavours they add. I used strawberries and raspberries as I had them available, but you could also use blackberries foraged from a walk in the country. The traybake can be eaten in slices or served with custard for a more filling pudding.
If you try it do let me know what you think.