The cake, unlike some dishes, the food is not at all routine, but festive. A sweet pie consisting usually of several layers of cakes and cream or jam layers, the hostesses are preparing for weddings, birthday parties, New Year's Day, in general, on some significant occasion. And the decoration of cakes is a special branch of culinary arts. Many cooks have their own secrets on how to make a cake at home. In the culinary books and manuals, on the pages of popular information resources there are many relevant recipes. Consider only some of them, leaving space for the flight of your kitchen fantasy.
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Often recipes of cakes that have become a favorite delicacy of a family are transferred from generation to generation, and in a single country - from experienced chefs to their students. As an example, you can bring the famous "Napoleon": rarely what mistress does not know how to cook it. Another thing is that now many people do not want to fool the head with baking cakes, because
Cake "Napoleon" - classics of the genre
This name is associated, according to some information, with the celebration of the centenary of the liberation of Russia from the Napoleonic troops. It is said that just then a cake appeared, decorated in the form of a Bonaparte cocked hat. Puff pastry with cream was specially made for the anniversary and received universal recognition. This name has survived to this day, although the cake itself has become rectangular. According to another version, the cake was invented in Naples( distorted napolitano).This old and proven recipe has many varieties: on beer, with condensed milk, with custard, "wet".In any case, its main feature is multi-layering. Numerous cakes should be smeared with cream.
beer A very tasty cake is obtained if the dough is cooked on beer. We will need: 500 grams of good margarine, five glasses of flour, one glass of beer, one pinch of salt. For the cream: two glasses of sugar, four chicken eggs, one liter of milk, two tablespoons of flour, 200 grams of butter. If you are thinking how to make a cake at home, so that the dessert turned out delicious, and you did not have to spend a lot of money, this recipe is for you. Mix pre-melted pasta with flour and beer. Knead the dough. We divide it into twelve parts, we form koloboks from them and send them for one hour to the freezer.
Meanwhile, we make a cream. Razirayem eggs with sugar, add flour and mix everything in a saucepan with milk. We put the pan on the fire and we stir, not ceasing, so that the cream does not burn. As thickens, remove from the fire. The cream is ready. Add the butter there. Stirring. Cool it down.
Heat the oven. We take out kolobki dough from the freezer, kneaded, roll out, pouring flour. Korzhik should be inspected. We put it on a baking tray and pierce it with a fork all over the surface so that it does not swell. We bake so every cake at a temperature of 180-200 degrees, until it becomes red. Ready cakes cut into shape( a large lid from the frying pan is suitable).We pound the scraps into a crumb. You can use a rolling pin for this purpose. We lay out the first cake on a large dish, cover it with cream, cover with the second one, smear it, and so on, until the very last( only 12-14 cakes).Lubricate the surface and sides and sprinkle the top with crumbs. By the way, you can use lightly roasted walnut kernels, if available, and decorate your cake in this way. Home "Napoleon" is ready! It remains to wait a little while the cakes "grab".Put the dessert in the fridge for impregnation. This is only one way to make a cake at home.
If desired, you can prepare a fruit variety of this dessert. To do this, the last cake is smeared with cream, and on top we spread pieces of fruit: orange slices, kiwi, grapes, blueberries. You can sprinkle with chocolate chips and ground nuts.
"Minute" - a quick cake with your own hands
This dessert is very simple to prepare. Is cooked in the microwave or in the oven. We will need: two eggs, four tablespoons of sugar, two tablespoons of cocoa, a glass of flour, a little potato starch, a glass of milk, half a glass of vegetable oil, a baking powder for a dough - a pinch. It is necessary first of all to grind the eggs with sugar. Then add cocoa, mix. Gradually add flour, starch, baking powder, milk, vegetable oil, stirring actively. Put the resulting mass in a glass form and bake in a microwave with an average power of 10 minutes. Then cool, cut into two equal-sized cakes. To smear with a cream( sour cream with sugar or custard will do).Decorate the cake at your discretion with fruits, berries, cream, nuts, chocolate chips. Put in the fridge so that it gets soaked. As you can see, a quick and very simple recipe for how to make a cake at home.
Another masterpiece of culinary art, which we got from grandmothers. You will need products: eggs - 6 pieces, sugar - one glass, sour cream - half glass, 1 tablespoon soda, cocoa - two tablespoons, cherry or whole cooked cherry jam, one can of condensed milk, good vodka or fruit moonshine - a tablespoon, one glass of flour, 200 grams of butter, a chocolate bar.
Beat eggs with sugar, add sour cream, flour, cocoa, soda, mix well( the dough should be a consistency of thick sour cream).We bake in the oven cakes. Cherries( preferably without pits) beforehand soak in vodka. At the cake cut off the lid and cut out the middle, we tear it with our hands on rags. Mix with a jar of condensed milk, whipped with soft butter and cherries. It should not be too liquid. Spread this mixture in the hole, cover the previously cut off the lid of the dough. Fill with melted chocolate and sprinkle with crushed nuts. At night - in the refrigerator to soak. Very delicious cake!
This recipe is for those who want to cook a cake in a hurry. Necessary ingredients: eggs - 5 pieces, sugar - 2 glasses, butter - 200 grams, a glass of sour cream, soda( slaked with vinegar) - half a teaspoon, flour - 2 cups, cocoa - 2 tablespoons. Beat eggs with sugar, add sifted flour, melted butter, soda, sour cream, mix thoroughly with a mixer. The dough itself is divided into two equal parts. First add two tablespoons of flour, the second - the same amount of cocoa. Stir, avoiding the formation of lumps, to the consistency of sparse sour cream. Lubricate the form for baking with oil. We pour in alternately small portions a different dough( on a spoon).Do not mix. As a result, we get a "striped" texture. Bake for half an hour in the oven at 200 degrees until cooked. Here is such a simple cake. You can cut the cake and soak it with syrup or smear with sour cream, and top with glaze and decorate with whipped cream, or you can just eat it. Enjoy your appetite!