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Just cakes....
April 04, 2017 04:51PM
What kind of cakes you do smiling smiley?

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Re: Just cakes....
April 04, 2017 04:59PM
I would like to share with you today the one which is very common in Poland - poppy-seed cake

Ingredients:
1 tin of poppyseed mass
4 eggs
1 vanilla pudding
1 tablespoon of flour
125g of butter
200g of brown sugar
150g of white chocolate
a fistful of chopped hazelnuts
a fistful of raisins

the whole recipe here

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Re: Just cakes....
April 05, 2017 05:32PM
Two things in your recipe, Flora, that I'm not familiar with: poppy seed mass and vanilla pudding. Can you please explain what they are.
Re: Just cakes....
April 06, 2017 02:52AM
What kind of cake varieties would you like to know?
Re: Just cakes....
April 06, 2017 03:17PM
haweli Wrote:
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> What kind of cake varieties would you like to
> know?

your favorite one or.... typical for NZ or..... amazing one or..... divine one or ..... your family recipe or...... I would probably continue and continue for a long time smiling smiley in other words - any idea welcome smiling smiley

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Re: Just cakes....
April 06, 2017 03:39PM
Lorna Wrote:
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> Two things in your recipe, Flora, that I'm not
> familiar with: poppy seed mass and vanilla
> pudding. Can you please explain what they are.

Dear Lorna,

poppy seed mass is a ready-made product which you may buy (at least in Poland) in tin in the supermarket (see attached picture). Our grandmothers use to do it on their own but I have never done that. This mass contains: ground poppy seeds, chopped nuts, raisins, orange zest and honey.

In case you do not have this product in NZ I may try to find and send you a recipe for that.

Vanilla pudding is a powder (see the second picture) which cooked with milk gives the pudding. I hope you may buy it in NZ otherwise it will be difficult to find a recipe for that while in Poland almost every housewife does it using this powder pudding.

I hope I was helpful

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Re: Just cakes....
April 06, 2017 04:32PM
Thank you Flora. The poppy-seed mass I have never seen in our shops but we do have several brands of 'instant pudding' which when mixed with milk make a flavoured, custard-like dessert. I suppose one of those would be a good substitute but I think it would need to be made with less milk than the packet calls for. It wouldn't hold its shape if turned out of a mould as in the picture on the packet you have posted.
Re: Just cakes....
April 06, 2017 04:47PM
Lorna Wrote:
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> Thank you Flora. The poppy-seed mass I have
> never seen in our shops but we do have several
> brands of 'instant pudding' which when mixed with
> milk make a flavoured, custard-like dessert. I
> suppose one of those would be a good substitute
> but I think it would need to be made with less
> milk than the packet calls for. It wouldn't hold
> its shape if turned out of a mould as in the
> picture on the packet you have posted.

Dear Lorna but you have to remember that making this cake you have to add instant pudding as a powder (not the ready pudding with milk)

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Re: Just cakes....
April 06, 2017 11:02PM
I do love the look and idea of that poppy-seed mass, so went googling and found something similar to what Flora might buy in the tin. Is this it Flora? [www.jennycancook.com] The recipe for the poppy-seed filling is further down. I love the look of that roll as well. Isn't it great having new blood on FL.
Re: Just cakes....
April 07, 2017 04:23AM
Kone Wrote:
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> I do love the look and idea of that poppy-seed
> mass, so went googling and found something similar
> to what Flora might buy in the tin. Is this it
> Flora?
> <[www.jennycancook.com]
> ll-polish-makowiec/> The recipe for the poppy-seed
> filling is further down. I love the look of that
> roll as well. Isn't it great having new blood on
> FL.

Kone - it is exactly what I meant. The Polish Makowiec (let's try to translate it as the "Polish Poppy-seeder" smiling smiley) is the most common cake we do in Poland. The shape and the way you see it is done on Jennycancook page is most typical way we have it in Poland. The version I have posted was a kind of free style variation of that cake.

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Re: Just cakes....
April 07, 2017 03:36PM
As promised today J1 in "Your favorite dessert" topic I am attaching/posting pictures and recipe for a carrot cake. It is not our common cake but not so seldom on the other hand:

Ingredients:
4 eggs
1 cup of oil
2 cups of flour
2 cups of grated carrot
2 cups of sugar
2 teaspoons of cinammon
2 teaspoons of baking soda
2 teaspoons of baking powder
walnuts, raisins
chocolate icing

the recipe is here

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Re: Just cakes....
April 08, 2017 01:02AM
Flora, when I lived in Germany we often had poppy seed loaf for breakfast. It looked like in the link that Kone posted but it was baked in an oblong tin. It was so good slathered with butter. You have inspired me and now that I've spotted poppy seeds in the bulk bins in my supermarket I will try and make it. I expect it won't taste anything like what I experienced but I'll give it a go.
Also, I remember vanilla pudding which was made by the Dr Oetker company. It was a cooked pudding that did not separate on standing like the instant vanilla pudding you can buy here and that Lorna mentioned. I must see if I can buy it here as I've noticed quite a few Dr Oetker products now.
Re: Just cakes....
April 08, 2017 01:40AM
Just be aware that poppy seeds, in quantity, can cause a false positive on drug tests (with drug testing starting to be a regular thing in many work places).
Re: Just cakes....
April 08, 2017 03:19PM
Chris Wrote:
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> Flora, when I lived in Germany we often had poppy
> seed loaf for breakfast. It looked like in the
> link that Kone posted but it was baked in an
> oblong tin. It was so good slathered with butter.
> You have inspired me and now that I've spotted
> poppy seeds in the bulk bins in my supermarket I
> will try and make it. I expect it won't taste
> anything like what I experienced but I'll give it
> a go.
> Also, I remember vanilla pudding which was made by
> the Dr Oetker company. It was a cooked pudding
> that did not separate on standing like the instant
> vanilla pudding you can buy here and that Lorna
> mentioned. I must see if I can buy it here as
> I've noticed quite a few Dr Oetker products now.

I know Dr Oetker as well Chris. It is a common product in Poland. I hope you will find this pudding. Remember that for my recipe you have to use a powder (not cooked). That's great that you may buy the poppy seed in bulk bins in NZ as well. Give it a go. I wish you a big success.

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Re: Just cakes....
April 10, 2017 10:37PM
Hi Flora, I see your carrot cake recipe is the same as what we have here (although there are many versions of carrot cake - some with pineapple, etc).

I like to make mine with butter instead of oil as I much prefer butter flavour.

My son asked me why is it that carrot cake always has oil in it and I thought about it and decided maybe carrot cake was invented in the 1970s when everyone was on that first initial health food kick and we were led to believe that butter was bad for you and oils were wonderful for you so when the carrot cake got invented they put oil in it to make it seem even more healthful (when all along, of course, the oil is doing more harm to health than the butter). Just like nowadays they put dates, honey or maple syrup in everything instead of sugar so they can give it the pretence of being healthier.


PS After writing all that, I thought I'd better look up the history of carrot cake invention and it seems my explanation to my son as to it being invented in the 1970s as a health food item isn't too far off the mark [www.cakespy.com]
Re: Just cakes....
April 11, 2017 05:54PM
Dear J1,

it seems that carrot cake is an international food; the story about it written on the "Cakespy" looks very interesting (and yummy smiling smiley ) I am going to read it in detail tomorrow (It is already midnight in Warsaw). Thank you for the internet investigation smiling smiley

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Re: Just cakes....
April 30, 2017 01:48AM
Today something sweet for a family dessert. Lemon-coconut cheesecake. I did it few weeks ago in April and was asked already few times to repeat it. It is kind of "cold" cheesecake which doesn't require "real baking". I hope you will enjoy it smiling smiley

Ingredients (small cake tin 15-18cm):

base and crumble topping:

90g of desiccated coconut
50g of butter
2 tablespoons of sugar


cheese mixture:

500 g of grated curd cheese
2 lemon jellies (powdered)
500 ml of boiling water
200 g of 30% sweet cream

the whole recipe is here

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Re: Just cakes....
April 30, 2017 02:42AM
Current favourite but I make sure I use VERY good vanilla and lots of it.
The frosting is delicious too but I dont always use it and just sprinkle a little icing sugar.

Best eaten not long after its cooked, even with a bit of butter.

From the Chelsea Sugar website
"Vanilla Cake"

1 cup Chelsea White Sugar
125g butter
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup milk


Whipped Vanilla Bean Frosting
375 grams unsalted butter, softened and cut into cubes
3 cups sifted Chelsea Icing Sugar
3 tablespoons (45 mL) milk
1 vanilla bean, scraped
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
pinch of salt

Method
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 23cm x 23cm cake pan or line a muffin pan with paper liners.
In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla essence.
Combine flour and baking powder, add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Finally stir in the milk until mixture is smooth. Pour or spoon into the prepared pan.
Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes. For cupcakes, bake 20 to 25 minutes. Cake is done when it springs back to the touch.



Whipped Vanilla Bean Frosting
In a mixer whip butter for 8 minutes on medium speed. Butter will become very pale & creamy.
Add remaining ingredients and mix on low speed for 1 minute, then on medium speed for 6 minutes. Frosting will be very light, creamy, and fluffy.
You can swap the vanilla bean and use a total of 1 1/2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract.

Vanessa
Re: Just cakes....
May 06, 2017 01:53PM
Today I would like to share with you the recipe which is very simple and where the main ingredients are just apples. All cakes with apples I know involve cutting and stewing the apples. Here not. For this cake you should add pieces of fresh and fragrant fruit cut in half. This time the recipe for this cake is not mine - it comes from the Polish page Moniamieszaigotuje. 

Ingredients:

dough:
6 apples
280g of flour
200g of butter
1.5 tablespoons of caster sugar
1 tablespoon of vanilla sugar
1.5 teaspoons of baking powder
1 egg
125g of vanilla fromage frails

icing:
1 tablespoon of 18% cream
120g of caster sugar

The detail recipe is here



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Re: Just cakes....
May 19, 2017 01:31AM
Today once again something with fruit. I used rhubarb to make a tart with a crunchy almond crumble topping. It was yummy, moist, refreshing and excellent for a summer tea party.

Ingredients:

dough:
250g of flour
4 tablespoons of caster sugar
1 tablespoon of vanilla sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
120g of butter

crumble topping:
50g of butter
3-4 tablespoons of flour
3 tablespoons of brown sugar
8g of vanilla sugar
1 egg yolk

filling:
500g of pie plant
4 tablespoons of brown sugar

the recipe is here



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Re: Just cakes....
May 19, 2017 01:47AM
Hi Flora, How often do you make the recipes that you post?
Re: Just cakes....
May 19, 2017 03:05AM
Flora, what is Pie Plant?
Re: Just cakes....
May 19, 2017 04:00AM
Pie plant is an old nickname for Rhubarb, I guess still in use in some parts of the world.
Re: Just cakes....
May 19, 2017 04:42AM
marylew Wrote:
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> Hi Flora, How often do you make the recipes that
> you post?

Halo Marylew,

I try to do something new 3 times a week and this way I post it - I keep all my recipes on my blog, these which I or my kids/husband find tasty I repeat on demand smiling smiley

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/19/2017 04:43AM by Flora205.
Re: Just cakes....
May 19, 2017 04:45AM
Griz Wrote:
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> Pie plant is an old nickname for Rhubarb, I guess
> still in use in some parts of the world.


Thank you Griz smiling smiley

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