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What is a Frasier?

The The Bakers Dozen: What is a Frasier?
By Pchef1 (Pchef1) on Thursday, September 19, 2002 - 10:55 pm: Edit

I was just wondering what a Frasier is. I have seen a cake made with strawberries and it was referred to as a frasier. What is it??


By Chefspike (Chefspike) on Friday, September 20, 2002 - 01:41 am: Edit

in the 1700's a man in london was fancy on a woman who had lost her huband in a wagon accident.
this woman, being alone and having children to support, invited the man for tea and pastry.
she made a cake that is now referred to as a frasier cake, cause that was the mans last name, and she had found out he had a fancy for strawberries. everytime the man came over, she made the frasier cake, dubbed so by the other women in the building, or 'hood.
today they call it, a shower cake, to be served at a girls shower, that thing before the wedding.
beatrice and henry frasier lived happly ever after. yellow cake, strawberries, and devonshire cream. all the ingriedents were given to beatrice
by her friends who wanted to help her land frasier. the end.

By Chefspike (Chefspike) on Friday, September 20, 2002 - 01:44 am: Edit

or...... it's a cake, partly eaten by a small rodent.

By Corey (Corey) on Friday, September 20, 2002 - 12:05 pm: Edit

it's a crane...

By Pchef1 (Pchef1) on Friday, September 20, 2002 - 10:22 pm: Edit

what is devonshire cream? How is the frasier supposed to look? Does it traditionally have whipped cream as the icing?

By Winddove (Winddove) on Saturday, September 21, 2002 - 01:53 am: Edit

Devonshire Cream
This is my great grandmother's Devonshire Cream recipe. She would put cut up fruit in small bowls and spoon this mixture over it for us with hot tea for breakfast. We all loved it.

One 8 oz package cream cheese
One 12 oz carton sour cream
Juice of one lemon
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar (icing sugar)

I am making this to put on a Chocolate Raspberry Ganache Cake (genoise)instead of my usual Creme Anglaise... It's something different with a cake and it's wonderful with fruits...

By Pastrycrew (Pastrycrew) on Sunday, September 22, 2002 - 09:54 pm: Edit

Most of the places I've worked, we made Frasier by lightly soaking genoise in kirsh. In the center of the cake, we'd place whole strawberries and mask it with pistachio mousseline cream. Followed by another layer of genoise and then topped with marzipan.

Check around in some French classic books. It's one of the most popular cakes in France.

My 2 cents.


By Chefspike (Chefspike) on Wednesday, October 16, 2002 - 11:03 pm: Edit

did you ever find out who was right???

By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Thursday, October 17, 2002 - 09:47 pm: Edit

A Frasier is a type of Christmas tree!!!!!

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