There are recipes that are transmitted frommother to daughter, carefully rewritten from one culinary notebook to another. And it's not that they have secrets in them. Simply, they are so successful that they are embodied by more than one generation of cooks. One such is the famous cake "Medovik". The classic recipe for this dessert was once invented specifically for the royal family, and today it is known to every hostess. Aromatic, gentle and easy to prepare - he was just doomed to success.
However, today, when you can buy in the store alreadyready cake "Medovik", the classic recipe was forgotten by many. And this despite the fact that manufacturers often put cheaper margarine, vegetable fats and essence instead of butter, condensed milk and honey. But it is enough to make only once a home honey cake, to permanently abandon the purchased. Its aroma and taste can not be compared with anything.
Cake "Medovik": a classic recipe, photo
So, what does it take to cook a cake at home?"Recipe, used even at the royal court, requires the following products: 2 eggs, 3 tablespoons with a slide of honey, 1 glass with a sugar cane, 100 g of butter, 2 teaspoons of baking soda and about 3 and a half glasses of flour And the cream can be used any, to taste: butter, sour cream or custard.For the royal family they served cake only with a custard.
To make a cake "Medovik", recipeClassic offers the following sequence of actions. In a bowl, mix the butter, sliced into pieces, sugar and honey. Put it all in a water bath. Mass it until it becomes homogeneous, and the sugar dissolves. This may take about 5-7 minutes. Put the soda, mix and heat for a further 1 minute. Remove from heat and add eggs. Beat the mass with a whisk. Gradually pour in the flour until the dough thickens, but remains slightly sticky. But it needs to be done carefully, as its excess can make the cakes stiff. Fully cool for 1-2 hours. Put the dough on a flour-dusted table, roll into a long sausage and divide into 8-9 pieces. Roll each part into a thin cake. Transfer to a baking sheet covered with baking paper. Trim the edges on a plate and bake each cake in the oven for 5-6 minutes until it browns. To prevent blanks from bubbling, pre-prick them with a fork.
After the cakes are ready for the cake for the cake"Medovik, a classic recipe suggests to make a custard.To do this, mix one egg, a tablespoon of sugar and flour, add half a glass of milk, and boil 2 cups of milk and, stirring, introduce a clear mass.
Prepare the cream until it thickens. Slightly cool, add a couple of tablespoons of butter and shake everything. But you can also prepare an oil cream. To do this, whip 300 g of butter, gradually adding a can of boiled condensed milk. For sour cream, whip 500 grams of sour cream and a half cup of sugar until thick.
Now it remains only to connect all the componentscake "Medovik". The classic recipe suggests doing this as follows. Each cake, as well as the top and sides, should be smeared with a prepared cream. The remaining trimmings from the cake should be crushed with nuts and sprinkled with cake sides. If desired, you can decorate the top with homemade bees or the same crumb.