Introduction: Czech Plum Cake
I had the opportunity to eat this cake when my parents, returning from Prague, brought it home. Fortunately they also brought a book of recipes of the Czech republic which also contained the recipe of this delicious cake.
Step 1: Ingredients
Prepare it is very simple and takes only a few ingredients easily available everywhere.
For the base
- 200g flour
- 200g durum wheat semolina
- 30g brewer's yest (I used one packet of dry yeast powder 7g)
- 40g sugar
- 1/4 l of milk
- 2 egg yolks
- 60g melted butter
plums (to cover the entire cake I've used about 700g)
For the crumble:
- 100g durum wheat semolina
- 50g icing sugar (for crumble I always use sugar not icing sugar, so if you haven't icing sugar doesn't matter)
- 60g butter
Icing sugar for finishing
Step 2: Yest
If like me you use dry yest powder, first of all cut the plums then start to prepare the rest.
If you use brewer's yest, prepare a dough with yeast and a little 'flour, sugar and milk and let it rise long enough. Once rised you can use it to prepare the base.
Instead if you use dry yest powder, acrivate it with a tbsp of flour, two of warm milk and one tsp of sugar. Once activated you can start preparing the dough base
Step 3: The Base
It's time to prepare the base. :D
Sieved the flour and add the leavened dough or activated yest (depending on the type of yeast that you used) and mix. Add now the rest of ingredients: mix the egg yolks with milk and sugar and add this mixture to the flour a little at a time. Finally add the melted butter.
It will come out a very soft and a little liquid dough. It only remains to bring it to the right consistency on a work surface. Place on a work surface a little flour at a time and knead until dough is smooth and homogeneous.
If you used the dry yeast powder, roll out the dough and put it in a pan for tarts (mine is 28 cm). Otherwise let rise a little further before roll out. If you have to let the dough rise again, while you wait you can cut the plums.
Step 4: Fill the Base
Now put the plums into the base with the skin to bottom. Once putted, prepare the
Step 5: Crumble
Prepare the crumble is very easy... Mix flour and sugar, then add the butter in pieces and mix with hands until dough is crumbly and mealy. When ready put it over the plums. Bake the cake in the oven at 170/180°c for 25-30 minutes.
For a better crumble I recommend you to use the butter colder than you can, then keep in the fridge until you need to use it.
Step 6: Finishing
Once baked, you can either eat it warm or cold. If you want and like it, before serving, sprinkle with icing sugar.
Buon appetito! ;)
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