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Delicate cake of black currants will come in handy if you want to use old stocks of jam sugar or jam. The dough can be make different for that dessert, but in the traditional list of required ingredients the following:
- 1 Cup of jam (about 200 ml, any density);
- 1 tbsp. wheat flour;
- 1 tbsp. of yogurt (can be nonfat);
- 1,5 tbsp. sugar;
- 3 chicken eggs;
- 1 tbsp. sour cream (quite thick, large, fat);
- 1 tbsp. crushed walnuts;
- zest of one lemon;
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda;
- vanilla (to taste).
If a jam was not possible to take fresh or frozen berries and mash them with a spoon of sugar. Goes well also with black currants raspberries, red currants and apples.
With everything you need on hand to prepare this pie is easy. First you need to make the right dough. In a bowl break the eggs and beat them with a half Cup of sugar. There then send jam, yogurt, soda, and all mix well. You can now add flour and vanilla, all the while disturbing, the mass turned viscous and homogeneous.
Now you can bake the basis for a future pie. In the form, lubricated with oil, so that nothing is burnt, spread and flatten the dough and send in a hot oven. 40 minutes the pie will be baked at 180-200oC. You can periodically lightly to pierce, checking for readiness. Even if the outside crust Browns, the inside is capricious the dough may still be buggy.
Meanwhile, you could do cream. Cups sugar beat with a mixer sour cream, crushed nuts and zest. Then the finished cake must be cooled down and cut in half lengthwise, making 2 thinner layers, each of which is liberally lubricated cream and leave to soak. The top of the cake you can sprinkle with nuts or garnish with fresh berries of black and red currants.
There is another option of filling. Between the layers put a thin layer of black currant jam or just sprinkle them with currant syrup and the top to decorate and soak hazelnut cream. In addition to pure currant, you can use it with your favorite berries and fruits, decorating them top the cake or adding to the filling.
For those who like something quite simple: any normal sponge cake or shortbread can be turned into a currant cake, put the layers of cakes and jam. And sprinkle with mixture of powdered sugar and cinnamon.