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Be brave, eat watercress cake and sign my petition

This weekend I missed a great march in London as part of Fawcett Society’s ‘Don’t Turn Back Time’ campaign.

The idea behind it:

“On average, women earn less, own less, and are more likely to work and retire in poverty than men. The government’s approach to cutting the deficit is turning back time on women’s equality. This can’t go on.

On November 19th, join us on the ‘DON’T turn back time’ March in London or host your own ‘DON’T turn back time’ tea party to help us tell David Cameron:“DON’T TURN BACK TIME ON WOMEN’S EQUALITY!””

http://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk/index.asp?PageID=1247

Because I only heard about it last minute, I didn’t join the march and I didn’t have time to prepare anything for a Tea Party.

No problem… I had an idea, which I entitled: ‘Be brave, eat watercress cake and sign my petition’

When I went home for my sister in law’s birthday, she had ordered a very special cake for her party, Watercress Cake. Reluctant at first, considering that watercress is a bit sour and doesn’t sound like the kind of thing one would want to put in a cake, I decided that I should at least try it because I am brave.

I am glad I did because this is a rather cool cake with lots of potential. Very, very delicious.

So I decided to bake it and bring it to work, and for each person who would try a slice of cake, I only asked that they would sign the petition, so that I could send as many signatures as possible to Fawcett Society.

And now, I present you my photo recipe/journey to a greener you:

Ingredients: (cup measurements are american standard)
100 g Watercress
4 Eggs
200 g (1 cup) Sugar
2 table spoons of Vegetable Oil
200 g (1,5 cups) Flour
1 tea spoon of Baking Powder
For the Chocolate Icing:
2 Eggs
120 g (half a cup) Sugar
120 g (4,5 table spoons) Butter
120 g Chocolate of your choice (I used milk chocolate)
Steps in pictures:
Pick the large stalks off the watercress, and add the watercress leaves and small stalks to a liquefier (or use a blender):
Separate the eggs yolks and egg whites:
Liquefy the watercress together with the egg yolks and oil:
In a bowl, add the sugar, flour and baking powder:
Add the mixture to the bowl:
Mix it all well until you obtain an homogeneous creme:
Whisk the egg whites until thick:
Add it to the mixture:
Make sure you mix the egg white very gently to the mixture and not beat or whisk it together:
Grease and dust with flour a baking tin:
Pour the mixture into the tin (look at that colour, beautiful):
Put it in a pre-heated oven at 175?C for 30 min:
Check to see if your cake is ready (my oven is so powerful that it only took 20 min. So test yours). Once done let it cool off before you start your icing:
To make the icing, melt the butter:
Then mix in the sugar and eggs:
Let it simmer until the sugar melts and then take it off the heat and add and mix the chocolate (this should melt easily on its own):
Now just decorate as you please or sit down and eat the whole yummy melted chocolate in one sitting, it’s really up to you:
I should say that this didn’t last long at all. Even though it might look radioactive it is a very lovely, tasty cake and if you are very health conscious and concerned about in your sugar intake, just think of it as one of your five-a-day 🙂
This is a great recipe for various occasions as you can decorate it and use it for different things, i.e.
Halloween: Halloween in general, Rotten cake, Frankenstein shaped cake
Christmas: Christmas tree, Christmas wreath.
Spring/Summer: Grass landscape, Football pitch
etc etc etc…
Remember, if you can imagine it, it’s possible!
Enjoy and fight for our rights!

9 Comments

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  • December 23, 2011 - 16:51 | Permalink

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    • January 1, 2012 - 21:12 | Permalink

      Thanks, keep checking for new posts.
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