Pistachio and elderflower cordial cake

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Having made three litres of elderflower cordial which Mr Birdie refuses to drink (apparently it’s too flowery!) I was on the hunt for some cake recipes which use it. I have found a whole host of recipes, a couple of which I have already tried. I decided to start with this Anna Jones recipe as it used pistachios which I was already using in my strawberry and pistachio cake. This cake is gluten free as it uses polenta. I’ve never made a cake using polenta before so this was a first for me!
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Strawberry and pistachio cake

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This week marks the start of Wimbledon. Strawberries and cream, Pimms and champagne are the first things that spring to mind when you think of this quintessentially English tennis competition. If you’re planning on celebrating the competition with a tea party or barbecue, this cake would make a great addition. The fresh strawberry icing and the green pistachio crumb fit nicely with a tennis theme. As it’s also strawberry season, the cake also makes the most of strawberries which are currently at their ripest and juiciest.
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