April 19, 2019

Babka - traditional easter cake

Hello Friday. This weekend it's all about eggs, chocolate rabbits and cakes. This weekend is an easter weekend and as today is already a Good Friday it's time to start some preparation. Are you ready for that? Do yo have a family tradition? For me there is no easter without Babka cake. It was the most popular thing to make during this time of the year and wherever I travel I always make it - so it reminds me about home. I went through a lot of different recipes and different technics but I promise you this recipe is easy and no time consuming but taste like original. The only cheat in here is that I use hand mixer instead of old fashion makitra (which is basically big clay bowl for creaming a butter) but the all ingredients I put together are exactly like we use to do.


 Cake

Iingredients:
  • 200 g butter 
  • 1 and 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 Tbsp flour
  • 1 and 1/2 corn starch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 4 Tbsp double cream
  • 1 Tbsp of limoncello or lemon juice
  • lemon wedges
  • mint

Preparation:
  1. Preheat the oven - 180°C up and down.
  2. Prepare the Chiffon Cake Pan, all inside cover with a butter.
  3. In a small bowl combine flour and a corn starch with baking powder. Set aside.
  4. Cut butter into the cubs and combine with a sugar in larg bowl. By using a hand mixer mix about for 10 min on a full speed - until the sugar will get dissolved.
  5. Add eggs one at the time. After each egg mix about 3 min to get very smooth paste.
  6. When the mixture is well combined and silky put a mixer on medium speed and add half of the flour mixture and half of the cream. Mix well. After about 2 min add the rest of flour, cream and limoncello/lemon juice.
  7. By using a spatula move the mixture to the prepared tin and level the cake.
  8. Bake for 40 min until golden.
  9. Take out from the oven and let it cool down.
  10. When the cake it’s cold remove from the mold drizzle with lemon icing. Garnish with lemon wedges and mint.
Lemon icing

Ingredients:
  • 4 Tbsp of icing sugar 
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
Preparation:
  1. Combine ingredients and mix well with spoon. The texture should be thick and should have a very strong with color. Otherwise if it’s to lose it will be absorbed by the cake.

I hope you all will spend this Easter stranded by your family. I also hope you'll try to bake this amazing cake. Enjoy.

Myniowska xxx

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