Here are our housewives and bake dessert for their children themselves, since most of the children have a sweet tooth, and you can’t explain to them that everything beautiful in the store is very expensive. Imagine a Frenchwoman who would spend two days cooking a cake for the kids.
Of course, in any country in the world there is a division into poor and rich, but not in many countries half of their daily wages are paid for dessert.
French honey cake
Maybe it seems to us that in other countries people live better, but only in Russia housewives can sculpt figurines from mastic, cover her cakes and know a thousand and one simple honey cake recipe.
Even if the recipe differs only in cream or impregnation — this is a completely new dessert, since changing at least one ingredient completely changes the taste of the dish.
But let’s see how to make honey cake, which will not be so cloying from the abundance of sugar, honey and condensed milk in it. Although we will take all the same ingredients from which classic honey cake with sour cream is made, we will only slightly change the cooking process.
- 3 eggs;
- Natural honey — 50 g .;
- Sugar — 300 g;
- Flour — 400 gr .;
- Soda — 2 tsp;
- Lemon juice — 4 tsp;
- Butter — 50 gr .;
- Sour cream — 680 g .;
- Sugar for cream — 150 gr .;
- Butter for cream — 125 gr.
Consider how to cook honey cake from such ingredients.
As always, if there is sour cream, then sour cream must first be drained through cheesecloth. If you are in a hurry, you can put it, as usual on a colander, only on a denser gauze fabric.
At the same time it is necessary to press it a little once every half hour, or rather press it. But with us, as always, time suffers, so we will put our pump down structure for the night in the fridge.
We start the preparation in the morning with the cream, as the cream for it will have to be cooked for one and a half hours.
How to do it correctly, will prompt this recipe.
We pour water for the bath and put it to boil, pour the sour cream into the tank and put it on the steam bath, while reducing the fire almost to a minimum so that the water does not boil much. Add sugar to sour cream and, while stirring, boil for about 90 minutes. You shouldn’t constantly interfere with the cream, but the more often you do it, the better.
At the very end of cooking, add pieces of butter, stir until smooth and remove from the bath. It can already be served as a stand-alone dessert in ice-cream bowls and sprinkled with chocolate chips.
We need the cream to cool completely. The recipe advises to leave the cream for the night in the refrigerator, so this will be the second night only for the cream.
Cooking honey cake, or rather cakes for him.
Beat eggs with sugar, but not before the formation of foam, it is not needed. It is necessary to whip only a little, so that the sugar is sold on all the eggs. It is necessary to whip in the tank, which can then be put in a water bath.
After the eggs, add melted butter, honey, soda, previously quenched with lemon juice and the entire volume of flour. Mix thoroughly and put in a bath. Cooking dough will take about an hour, and stirring it should be very often.
It is better to take a wooden spatula for this, since it almost does not heat up.
While preparing the dough, make two baking sheets with parchment. When the dough is cooked, it is not necessary to remove it from the bath, and only reduce the heat to the minimum.
Next, you need to gloved hands to spread the dough on the surface of the parchment. But not all, but a small part.
You should get 7-9 layers, if honey cake is large and 15-16 if small.
By the way, you can try to roll out the dough on parchment through food film, this will greatly speed up the cooking process, and the dessert will not lose from this either in appearance or in taste.
Preheat oven to 220 degrees and bake each cake no more than 5 minutes. Remember that you need to roll out very thin, almost transparent cake layers, since in the baking process they will rise 3 times. Next, take the layers out of the oven and immediately cut to the desired pattern.
Trim we put in a separate bowl.
When all the layers have cooled, they should be a good fluff cream.
Trimming crush and sprinkle them with honey smeared on all sides. Put in the refrigerator for impregnation again for the whole night.
Each of the procedures takes no more than 2 hours, but the cake will have to languish in the refrigerator for three nights in a row.
You can decorate this dessert according to your taste, as the recipe does not oblige you to make any standard decoration. But even without any bells and whistles from above, the cake is eaten very quickly, as it is well saturated and very juicy.
Another French honey cake
I once found this recipe in my mom’s notebook, but she didn’t do it, because she didn’t know how to replace the infusion of orange tree petals. This substance needs only 2 tablespoons, but we do not grow oranges, and accordingly there are no colors either.
I did without such water, but rather took the orange zest from the orange peel and soaked it in boiling water with a tablespoon of sugar for a day. It may have turned out not quite the taste that should be, but my family really liked it.
What it takes to cook this honey cake:
- Flour — 150 gr .;
- 3 eggs;
- Baking Powder — 1 tbsp;
- Milk — 2 tablespoons;
- Creamy sweet butter — 100 g;
- Sugar — 50 g;
- Water infused on the petals of orange tree flowers — 2 tablespoons (the original recipe) or 2 tablespoons of water infused on a peel;
- Honey — 100 ml. in the cake and 4 tbsp. spoons for impregnation.
Mix the baking powder with flour, and beat the eggs with sugar to a good stable foam. Then add milk, honey, butter, water (orange) to the egg mixture and mix well with a spatula or spoon.
Now combine the liquid with the dry, or rather, gradually pour in the flour and mix with the same spatula so that the air bubbles from the beaten eggs are preserved.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees, grease abundantly with oil on all sides of the baking dish and place the dough in the mold. You need to bake honey cake for 25 minutes. Then get it, cool and smear with honey.
You can eat such a dessert immediately after impregnation, but my family does not like ordinary biscuits, so I cut it into two parts and not only soak it with honey, but also spread berries from apricot jam between the cake layers and on top.
In the middle of the need to chop the berries, and the top cover whole.
I make this dessert in another way, since many people in the house love cream made from butter and condensed milk, the recipe of the cake remains the same, only honey is removed for impregnation.
Dessert from the honeycake.
When you prepare the cake, as indicated above, while it cools, make an ordinary cream of condensed milk and butter (0.5 cans per 1 pack). Cut the cooled biscuit into 2 pieces, one of which will serve as a base. Cut the second into slices.
Now smear the bottom layer with cream, then dip each piece in the cream and lay out a slide. When everything is ready, pour a small amount of chocolate over the top.
This cake we have called honey misunderstanding. You can try all the types of French dessert and find your unique taste.