1773 Baumkuchen (or tree torte)

(Baumkuchen) (Ili tort drevesnyj)

Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

A Gift to Young Housewives

By Elena Molokhovets

Published 1992

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Method

Beat ½ garnets clarified butter in a stoneware bowl until white. In another bowl beat egg yolks and sugar until white, ½ garnets of each; then combine the egg yolks with the butter. Add ½ garnets of very dry, sieved flour, beat the reserved egg whites, and add them to the mixture. Bake as follows: Take a wooden mold the same size and shape as a large cone of loaf sugar. Wrap it with paper, wind with rows of thin cord, [and secure the cord.] A small lengthwise slit must be made in the middle of this mold, through which an iron rod or skewer can be passed for attaching the mold to its stand. Generously pour hot, clarified butter over the paper and string so that both are soaked through. Set the stand and mold near the fire and, when the butter grows warm, begin to pour the batter over the mold, placing a pan beneath to catch any drips of batter. Rotate the mold rather quickly, trying to make as many lumps as possible.*