How to make a cake
By tradition, cakes should be in the oven the night from Thursday to Friday - the day before Easter. No need to feel sorry for the ingredients for the dough - would be nice if a lot of cakes turn out. After a day of Christ's Resurrection is accepted to go to visit and bring them with you. In general, this pastry - a special kind of fancy bread with the addition of some components.
You will need:
For an old cake: 100 g of raisins; 200 g of sugar; 3 egg yolks; Article 0.5. milk; 1 glass of rum; 0.5 glasses of tincture of saffron; Article 1.5. melted butter; Flour - how many will take the dough; Salt to taste. For the coffee cake: 200 g of flour; 150 g of sugar; 150 g butter; 3 eggs; 0.5 sachet baking powder; 1 sachet of instant coffee "Cappuccino"; salt to taste; 2 canned peach for decoration.
Instruction how to make cake
It is believed if the cake was a success, then in the home and family all goes well. So choose for Easter baking and fresh products. Remember that the dough for cakes requires attentive and careful attitude - do not put it in the draft, did not allow the sharp changes in temperature and even loud noises.
If you want to observe Orthodox traditions, knead the dough on Thursday night. Cover the bowl with the dough with a clean towel and leave for the night in a warm place. There are dozens of ways to mix - the monastery, chocolate, carrot, on sponge, chocolate and vanilla. To make the dough for the old cake, you need to mix the yolks with warm milk, sugar and whip. Then add the flour and yeast. After the dough for about two hours, "wander", and cooled down, add the melted butter, rum and saffron infusion. For the coffee cake, beat the sugar, butter and egg yolks. Then add coffee, flour and water. Separately, beat whites with the salt and combine with the dough.
On Friday morning, lay the dough on the forms and give a good climb. Bake at 180 degrees until done.
Orthodox this was unknown, but today it is Easter cakes can be cooked in a bread machine. In this type of cooking the dough will not have to leave for the night. We just need to take any cake recipe, fold ingredients into a container and put the program for buns or for any sweet pastries.
Once you've got the finished cake out of the oven or the bread machine, you need to decorate it. Usually this is done using the icing whipped with sugar proteins. You can sprinkle baking top of candied fruits or nuts. It is also customary to spread raisins on icing letters XB - Christ is Risen. Top coffee cake decorated with canned peaches.
It is believed that the finished cake should be on Saturday morning to consecrate the church. And only after that you can begin to feast on.