Thursday, 3 July 2014

Shortcake - Mazurek

Traditional Polish Easter cake. Though its 'traditionally traditional' version is very flat, crunchy, with variety of toppings like mincemeat, my version, deriving from south part of Poland is much higher, with different filling, very easy and very sweet :) 
I do recommend, not only for Easter ;) Children should love it too :)
Recipe - thanks to my mum hand-written 'cookbook on a piece of paper' ;)

  • 500g of flour
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • 100g of margarine
  • 1 teaspoon of soda
  • ½ glass of powdered sugar

Sweet semolina filling:
  • 3 tablespoons of semolina
  • 500ml of milk
  • ½ glass of powdered sugar
  • 100g of butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla/almond extract

  • ready-made (or home-made) chocolate frosting

  1. Put all the ingredients in a bowl. Knead them, till they link and divide into 3 parts.
  2. Take rectangular baking pan and distribute all ovet it a baking paper.
  3. Roll the 1st part of the dough all over the pan.
  4. Bake in 170C for 10-15 minutes(or longer if neccessary), till it gets gold.
  5. Do the same with the remaining 2 pieces of the dough.
In the meantime, prepare the filling:
  1. Take a pot, pour the milk inside and start boiling. When it reaches 100C, add semolina and keep stiring all the time (make sure that there are no lumps), still boiling it on a low heat (be careful it will thicken fast and may start burning on the bottom of the pot). 
  2. Stir for a while, till it thickens completely, turn off, put aside and let it cool down.
  3. Take a mixer and its bowl, add butter and powdered sugar, mix for around 7 minutes. 
  4. After that time, start adding cooled down semolina, one spoon after another.
  5. At the end, add extract mix precisely.
  1. Take a plate on which you would like to store the cake (as later on it will be quite difficult to change the plate).
  2. Put the first piece of dough on a plate. Cover with filling.
  3. Put another piece of dough and use the remaining filling.
  4. Cover with the last piece of dough.
  5. Prepare the chocolate frosting and distribute all over the top of the cake.
  6. Bon Appetit! ;)

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