2 Cups strawberries
1/4 Cup sugar
1 Tbsp cornstarch
2 tsp butter
1-1/4 Cups milk
1/2 Cup flour
4 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp grated orange rinds
1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
Icing sugar for dusting
Wash, hull and halve the strawberries. Let them drain.
Place in a bowl and toss with 1/4 cup of sugar.
Let the strawberries rest at room temperature for a couple of hours.
Drain and set them aside.
Preheat the oven at 350° F.
Spray a 2-litre baking or gratin dish with cooking spray.
In a medium sized bowl, toss the strawberry halves with cornstarch.
Arrange the berries, cut side down, in the prepared dish.
Dot the strawberries with the butter and set aside.
Whisk together the eggs, milk, flour, sugar, orange rinds, vanilla, and salt.
Pour the batter over the strawberries.
Bake for an hour or until set in the center.
Dust with icing sugar and serve warm.
A French type Cake – shared with me by a friend.