Centre a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 350oF. Butter the insides of six 2 ½ by 1 ½ inch high ring moulds, 4 ounce disposable aluminium cups, or 4-ounce muffing tins, dust them with flour, and tap out the excess.
Place the moulds or cups on a baking sheet (line the sheet with parchment if you’re using the ring moulds) and keep close at hand.
Sift the flour and baking powder together and reserve.
Put the egg whites and vanilla bean pulp in the bowl of a mixer fitted with the whisk attachment.
Beat the whites on low speed until they are broken up and foamy.
Increase the speed to medium-high an continue to whip until the whites form soft peaks. Gradually add the sugar and whip until the whites form firm, glossy peaks.
Spoon out a little of the whipped whites into a small bowl of a mixer fitted with the whisk attachment.
Using a large flexible rubber spatula, fold the flour into the whites in two to three additions.
When the flour is incorporated, fold in the egg white and butter mixture. Immediately spoon the batter into the prepared moulds.
Slide the baking sheet into the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until a knife plunged into the centre of the cakes comes out clean. The cakes should be golden brown and springy to the touch, and they should pull away just a bit from the sides of the moulds, or unmould the cakes and transfer them to a rack to cool to room temperature.
Dice ¼ cup of the strawberries. Cut ¼ cup of the raspberries in half. Gently mix these berries with the blackberries and blueberries, and set aside.
Slice each of the remaining strawberries into 8 to 12 pieces, depending on their size, and toss the slices along with the remaining ¾ cup raspberries, the sugar, pectin and lime zest and juice into a medium saucepan.
Cut the vanilla bean lengthwise in half and, using the back of the knife, scrape the pulp out of the pod; toss the pulp and the pod into the pot.
Gently stir, then set aside for 5 minutes.
Place the saucepan over low heat and cook, stirring occasionally and always gently, just until the berries begin to render their juices, about 5 minutes.
Increase the heat to medium and continue to cook and stir until the raspberries lose their shape and the strawberry slices are soft but still intact, about 8 minutes.
Turn the marmalade into a bowl, press a piece of plastic wrap against the surface to create an airtight seal, and cool to room temperature.
When the marmalade is cool, remove and discard the vanilla bean and fold in the reserved fresh berries. (The marmalade can be made up to 2 days in advance and kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use it at room temperature or slightly chilled.)
To Serve, for each portion, spoon a circle of marmalade onto the centre of a dinner plate. Place a cake on top of the marmalade, then, with a spoon, gently form a shallow hollow in the centre of the cake and fill with marmalade
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Tip five: some taboo of choosing the color Decorative painting can not only placed behind the sofa in the living room, TV wall, inside the bedroom, also can placed in outside the kitchen, balcony, villa walls. But the point you should noting that, when putting painting you should choose the color according to different space. General speaking , modern style interior decoration is mainly based on white, when you choose canvas painting, it should mainly be with yellow and red tones. Don't choose negative effect canvas painting, you should chose a bright color canvas painting for living room, if the interior color is very stable, such as walnut color, you can choose high ash, partial artistic canvas painting. Tip six: Canvas painting shape should correspond with the space shape If the wall where put decorative painting is a rectangle, you can select the same shape single canvas painting or popular group canvas painting, especially the group canvas painting, different layout and spacing can achieve different effects. However, if some places need half round canvas painting, only you do is change the content of painting, for example, you can leave some space, because there is no semicircular decorated box in the market. Tip seven: canvas painting accessories should be in accordance with the local atmosphere. the surrounding environment pattern change, combined with the master's style and preferences attach some different effects of canvas painting may reflect the unexpected artistic conception.
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Tip three: corner canvas painting can change the sight direction People thought canvas painting can be only placed in the middle of one wall in the past, but in the current design, many designers like to put canvas painting in the corner . Corner refers to the indoor space corner, such as the two wall of living room of the 90 degree angle. Just like the Sofa combination way in recent years. corner canvas also have different approaches but equally satisfactory results of beauty. Corner canvas are not very strict for the space requirements, as long as it can give people a kind of comfortable feeling. On both sides of the wall corner, put two canvas painting on it. put the same style painting on the other side of the parallel wall, it will become the formation of L type combination. the asymmetric beauty can increase the taste of indoor layout and also won't have the feeling of restraint. In addition, the corner canvas painting can remind the master role in the transformation of space through the line of sight. For example, put the canvas painting from the way of bedroom to the living room can play a guiding role. Tip four: stairs canvas painting can be irregular If you on a stairs, your opposite wall area is large, you can ask professional person to draw some painting on the wall. This method is very creative, you can draw the painting as your own ideas. In addition, if the area is not large, it can hanging some irregular canvas painting in stair turning stairway, and the effect is also very good
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