Greek Flavor Pecan Pie
- Orange Juice - 80 ml
- Water - 125 ml
- Carnation - 4 pcs. (Whole)
- Sugar - 200 g
- Cloves - 1/2 tsp. (ground) + for sprinkling
- Walnuts - 230 g (finely chopped) + 100 g (coarsely chopped, for decoration)
- Flour confectionery self-rising - 150 g
- Ground cinnamon - 1 tsp.
- Orange peel - 1 tbsp. l (grated)
- Cognac - 80 ml
- Sugar - 170 g
- Egg - 4 pcs. (separately)
- Butter - 125 g (softened)
1. Preheat oven to 180 ° C. Cover the bottom of the mold with baking paper and grease the sides.
2. Using a mixer, beat butter with sugar. Add the egg yolks, one at a time, carefully beating the mixture after each. Add cognac, zest, spices and mix. At the end, enter the finely chopped walnuts and flour.
3. Place the egg whites in a clean, dry bowl. Beat until resistant peaks. Then add 1/3 of the protein mass to the dough, mix gently. Add the remaining proteins, mix again (lightly, just to combine the ingredients). Put the dough for the Greek nut cake in the form and level the surface.
4. Bake a nut cake with walnuts according to the recipe in the oven for about 40 minutes.
5. To make a syrup, combine water, orange juice, sugar and cloves in a saucepan. Put on a slow fire and heat to dissolve the sugar (2-3 minutes). Then increase the heat to medium and bring to a boil. Boil for 3-4 minutes - the syrup should thicken. Remove from heat and remove the clove.
6. Remove the cake from the pan and transfer to the wire rack. Evenly pour it with hot syrup. Mix large nuts with the remaining cinnamon and sprinkle them with autumn cake.
Nuts are not only amazingly revealed in baking, but also one of the most useful foods in the world! Try other "nutty" recipes: "Chocolate-nutty cake", "Rye nut gingerbread", "Chocolate cake with zucchini and walnuts".
If guests unexpectedly came to you, or you wanted to please your relatives with a delicious cake, then you should try making walnut pastries. The cake has a rich nutty flavor and aroma. It turns out very gentle, crumbly and beautiful. In addition, it takes a minimum of time and food to prepare it.
- nuts - 200 grams,
- butter - 100 grams,
- sugar - ¾ cup,
- flour - 1 cup,
- baking powder - pinch,
- eggs - 2 pieces,
- milk - 125 ml,
- vanilla sugar - 2 tsp.
- Beat eggs with a mixer or a whisk, adding granulated sugar and vanilla sugar in small portions.
- Mix flour with baking powder.
- Peel the nuts from the skin. You can do it in two ways: pouring boiling water on them or roasting them in a frying pan or leaf in the oven. If you leave the skin, it can give a bit bitter taste.
- Combine the nuts with flour.
- Melt the butter and after cooling it, pour in a thin stream to the eggs. When you do this, do not stop stirring the mixture.
- In the oil-egg mass gradually enter the flour-nut mixture with milk. Mix everything thoroughly.
- Do not forget to grease the baking pan, and you can lay out the dough.
- Dessert must be baked for about thirty minutes at 200 degrees.
- Cool the cooked dish in the form, remove and sprinkle with powdered sugar on top.
American closed baking
If you prefer a recipe in which the filling is hidden from prying eyes, then this way you can certainly appreciate. Baking turns out to be airy, fragrant, soaked and with a velvety nutty smell.
- margarine - 200 grams,
- granulated sugar - 250 grams,
- chicken eggs - 2 pieces,
- soda - 1 t.lozhka,
- flour - 400 grams,
- cream33% - 200 ml,
- honey - 2 tablespoons,
- walnuts - 400 grams.
- Melt margarine and combine with sugar.
- Add the eggs to the mixture and mix well.
- Quench the soda with vinegar and pour into the egg-sugar mass.
- Mix the mixture with flour and knead.
- Fold the cooked dough in cling film and put it in a cold place.
- While the opara freezes, do stuffing. Crush the nuts, you can chop them with a knife or ceiling with a rolling pin.
- Pour 150 grams of granulated sugar into a frying pan, put it on medium heat and stir constantly until all the granulated sugar has melted. Do not add anything else to the pan. Watch carefully so that sugar does not burn. When it turns brown and melts, add cream and mix thoroughly. Then add honey and nuts to the mixture and bring to a boil, remove from the stove.
- Divide the dough into two equal parts. Put the first one on the bottom of the baking mold and make a side so that the filling does not fall out.
- Put cooled caramelized nuts in shape.
- Roll out the second part of the dough and cover the cake.
- Bake at least half an hour at 180 degrees.
Recipe from Julia Vysotsky
The famous chef has not spared walnut pastries. She, like no one else, knows a lot about desserts. To improve the taste of a nutty dessert, Julia added apples to her recipe. Baking from such a tandem only won.
Moreover, the advantage of the dish is its cooking speed. This way of baking will be appreciated both by young hostesses and experienced pastry chefs. And fans of fruit baking will come to complete delight, because apples only enhance the extraordinary taste.
- flour - 100 grams,
- sugar - 0.5 cups,
- apples - 5 pieces of medium size,
- eggs - 2 pieces,
- butter - 50 grams,
- peanut butter - 4 tbsp (can replace it with olive oil),
- walnuts - 100 grams,
- Cinnamon - 1 tsp,
- lemon - 1 piece,
- milk - 125 ml.
- In a separate bowl, mix half the sugar, milk, flour, eggs, peanut butter and half a teaspoon of cinnamon.
- After kneading the dough, let it go for ten minutes. Note that it should turn out to be liquid, like on pancakes
- Peel the apples and slice them into thin slices. Put them in a separate container and sprinkle with lemon juice.
- Pour the prepared brew into the greased baking dish. If you do not want to use oil for lubrication, you can cover the bottom with paper.
- Top with apples and a slice of butter.
- Sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon and sugar.
- At the very end, place the nuts on the apples. You can crush them beforehand or leave them in halves.
- Bake in the oven for about forty minutes.
If you want to surprise your guests or relatives with an unusually tasty pastry, then walnut shortcakes are perfect. Having tried to make this dessert, you will not regret it, because nut cake will not leave anyone indifferent.
- For the test
- Butter - 200 g
- Granulated sugar - 100 g.
- Chicken yolks - 3 pcs.
- Sour cream - 100 ml.
- Soda - 1 tsp.
- Vinegar - 1 tbsp. l
- Wheat flour - 300 g
- For filling
- Chicken proteins - 3 pcs.
- Walnuts - 1 cup
- Granulated sugar - 200 g
The basis for the Sochi pie is chopped dough on sour cream. It should be prepared from well-frozen or chilled foods. Even a rolling pin and baking container are recommended to be placed in the freezer for at least 15 minutes. It is advisable to cool even the table on which to knead the dough, putting on it something from the refrigerator.
On the table you need to sift the flour and mix it with sugar and soda.
Then the bulk ingredients should be collected up the hill and put on it highly frozen butter or high-quality margarine. Fat should be chopped with a knife into small pieces. Rub the butter on the grater or melt - absolutely impossible, otherwise the dough will not be chopped. In order to obtain a characteristic structure, it is precisely the inclusions of fat in the form of small pieces of oil. And they should melt only in the oven, when baking, and not before. That is why it is necessary from the first to the last minute of work with the dough to keep it chilled.
In the center of the mixture you need to make a groove and put egg yolks into it. Then they should be gently stirred.
After this, it is also necessary to pour cold sour cream mixed with vinegar into the recess.
Gradually capturing the surrounding flour mixture, you need to knead the dough. It is very convenient to do this with a wide knife. You should first mix the dry and liquid components, and then collect the dough in one lump. To achieve its uniformity is impossible.
The dough must be cut into 3 equal parts, wrap each into a plastic film and put into the fridge for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, you should cook the stuffing. In a clean, spacious container you need to pour three egg whites, putting 2 tbsp. spoons for greasing the cake. Then you need to add sugar.
Protein with sugar should be whipped into a fluffy, firm foam.
Add chopped nuts. And gently move the stuffing up from the bottom up.
Each piece of chilled dough should be rolled out on a floured table in the form of a rectangular cake corresponding to the size of the form. The bottom of the form should be covered with baking paper or greased with butter. The first cake is necessary to lay on the bottom of the form.
Top need to lay out half of the protein filling.
It should be covered with a second flat cake. After smearing the second layer with the remaining filling, it is necessary to put a third flat cake on top.
After that, the form with the preparation of the Sochi cake should be covered with a film and refrigerated for 20 minutes. Then you should turn on the oven. The cake should be cut into portions and smeared with egg white on the surface.
You need to bake at a temperature of 180 degrees until golden brown 30-40 minutes.
Walnut Pie - General Cooking Principles
Walnuts are always sorted before use. Often they come across debris and internal partitions, which are very dangerous for teeth. Normally the core is not washed. But if there is any doubt about cleanliness or safety, then it is better to do it. Then the nuts are dried, crushed, fried. They are simply poured into the dough or used for the filling.
What are the nuts combined:
• apples, pears, citruses and other fruits,
• poppy, sesame, different seeds,
• cottage cheese, soft cheeses,
• dried fruits (raisins, dried apricots, prunes, apples).
The method of laying and additional ingredients depend on the recipe and type of test. Pies with nuts make sand, yeast, biscuit. You can use puff pastry purchased in the store.
Recipe 1: Airy Walnut Pie
Walnut cake recipe, which can be used either directly or as a cake base. Crumb is soft, airy and very gentle.
• 0.14 kg oil drain,
• 0.2 kg nut kernels,
• 0.15 kg of sugar sand,
• 1 scoop cocoa powder,
• ripper 10 grams,
• powder for registration.
1. The oil needs to be softened. To do this, just cut into cubes and keep the hour warm, no need to melt.
2. Yolks are detached from proteins.
3. We divide the nuts in half. Part crushed into a crumb, and the remaining nuts just cut into pieces. It is advisable to pre-dry the kernels in a skillet to make it more aromatic.
4. Mix flour and baking powder, add a pinch of soda. Next we throw nuts.
5. Beat the butter with the prescription sugar and yolks to the pomp.
6. Separately whip proteins. It is very important not to use the whisk after the oil mixture. Otherwise, the protein will not scramble.
7. Pour the flour into the oil mixture, throw vanilla to taste.
8. Carefully add the whipped proteins so as not to precipitate the foam. Stir with light movements from the bottom up.
9. We send the dough in the form, which we necessarily lubricate.
10. Bake about 40 minutes at 180. After cooling, sprinkle the cake with powder. Or cut into a few cakes and lubricate the cream.
Recipe 2: Lean pie with walnuts and raisins.
A variant of a lean walnut pie, which also requires raisins. Grapes can be soaked and dried beforehand so that the filling is juicier.
• 0.1 liters of oil grows,
• 450 grams of flour,
• 220 grams of orange juice,
1. Chop the nuts into pieces, fry as desired.
2. Raise the raisins, you can soak it, as mentioned above.
3. Combine butter with sugar, stir.
4. Add orange juice, a pinch of salt to them. You can take the juice of tangerines, pineapple or apples, also turns out well.
5. Mix the flour with cinnamon, nuts and raisins, send in the dough.
6. It remains to add a teaspoon of hydrated soda soda and mix well.
7. Grease the form with vegetable oil, sprinkle with flour.
8. Pour the nut dough and set to bake. This cake will take about half an hour, it all depends on the thickness of the layer. Temperature 180.
Recipe 3: Shortcake Walnut Pie
Variant of crumbly pie with walnuts, which is prepared on a simple shortbread dough. We knead it on margarine. Or we replace with confectionery fat, oil.
• margarine 200 grams,
• 2 tablespoons sour cream,
• 1.5 tsp. ripper.
1. Whip margarine with sugar until white mass, alternately add egg yolks to them, and then sour cream. Enter the flour with baking powder, quickly stir and shift the dough into the bag. We clean in the freezer.
2. Beat the whites to a cool foam together with the prescription sugar, for an appetizing flavor we throw a little vanilla.
3. We chop nuts in pieces of any size and mix with proteins. Gently pour in proteins and stir.
4. Remove chilled, but not frozen dough from the freezer. Third pinch off.
5. From the most part we roll out a flat cake, we spread it in a form with sides, we make a plate.
6. Put the protein filling with nuts.
7. Cover with a thin cake from the remaining dough, the edges should match.
8. Baking a cake with nuts about half an hour, focus on ruddy color. The temperature of more than 180 degrees do not.
Recipe 4: A quick pie with walnuts and poppy seeds.
A variant of a very easy and simple cake made from biscuit dough. In addition to nuts, it also adds an ordinary poppy.
• 70 grams of nuts,
• 30 grams of poppy,
• 1 tsp. Ripper optional.
1. Immediately throw nuts into the pan and fry for a couple of minutes. Cool it, put it on a table or on a board, roll it with a rolling pin several times to reduce the size of the pieces. We leave to wait in the wings.
2. Smash the eggs and just beat with a mixer for a couple of minutes, then add sugar. All together you need to whip until fluffy foam.
3. We combine flour with poppy seeds, add crushed nuts. For greater pomp and insurance cake from dropping, you can pour baking powder.
4. Transfer the dough to any mold, preferably greased.
5. Bake a cake with nuts for half an hour. Put in the oven at 190 degrees, then reduce to 170.
Recipe 5: Pie with walnuts and apples
Yeast pie recipe with walnuts and fresh apples. The dough can be prepared in this way, but not necessarily. If you have your own proven and favorite recipe, then use it.
• 1 glass of nuts,
• 140 grams of sugar.
One yolk for smearing the top before baking.
1. Add 70 ml of hot water to the milk to make the liquid warm. We breed yeast.
2. After 10 minutes, throw sugar, pour in a little salt, half a teaspoon is enough. Stir.
3. We enter about three glasses of flour, in process of mixing we add the vegetable or melted butter. If the dough turns out weak, then add some more flour.
4. Cover with a towel, give the mass to rise well.
5. Apples are peeled, cut into thin plates.
6. Chop nuts, send to apples. You can immediately add the cinnamon, but the sugar is poured just before forming the cake.
7. We divide the dough into two parts for the bottom and the top, the second piece should turn out to be slightly smaller.
8. Roll out the buns.
9. Add sand to the filling, mix and stack on the cake.
10. Cover the tip, pinch the edges together. We make several holes on top. You can make a mesh out of the second piece of dough and make the top half-closed.
11. It remains to smear the top of the nut tart with yolk and bake until rosy.
Recipe 6: Grated Walnut Pie
Another option is a shortcake with walnuts, which is prepared using a grater. Hence the name. The dough is best prepared in advance, as it requires cooling.
• 0.2 kg margarine
• three glasses of flour,
• 0.5 tsp. soda and salt
• 180 grams of sugar.
• 1 glass of nuts
• 150 grams of sugar
1. Pound the margarine with flour. You can first soften it a little warm or use a grater.
2. Add eggs with sugar, enter the flour and baking powder. For taste, throw salt, but if unsalted margarine. Otherwise it is better not to add.
3. Pinch off the third from the dough, roll the balls out of both pieces. Keeping in the freezer until solid.
4. Put a saucepan with sugar and water on the stove, cook the syrup for a minute after boiling. Add crushed nuts, you can throw vanilla, cinnamon, any additives to your taste. Cooling down.
5. Roll out the bottom layer of the cake from a large piece of chilled dough.
6. We smear nut filling.
7. Take the second piece of dough from the freezer and rub with large chips using a grater on top of the nuts.
8. Печем в духовке до румяного цвета.
Рецепт 7: Пирог с грецкими орехами и медом из слоеного теста
Вариант изумительного слоеного пирога с грецкими орешками, в начинку для которого также можно добавить изюм, курагу и другие сухофрукты. Будет только вкусней. По умолчанию идет изюм.
• 0,5 кг теста слоеного,
• 2 стакана орехов,
• 2/3 стакана меда,
1. Pour the washed raisins with hot water, but not boiling water. Leave to cool, drain the liquid and dry the berries.
2. Add walnuts to raisins, which need to be chopped a little. Or just put it on the table and roll it several times.
3. Squeeze the juice out of half citrus.
4. Spread half of the prescription honey. Stir the filling. If the honey is thick, then it is better to melt it first, otherwise the cake will be unevenly sweet.
5. Roll out the dough thinly in one layer, which should be twice the size of the pan.
6. Spread so that half hung.
7. Distribute a layer of nut filling with raisins.
8. Cover with the upper layer, connect the edges, pinch.
9. Take a sharp knife and cut the top of the pie with diamonds or squares, like baklava. Upon request, each diamond can be put on a piece of walnut.
10. Bake until ready at 200 degrees.
11. We take out and, while the cake is hot, we generously lubricate it with honey. Leftovers can simply be poured from above. Cooling down.
Walnut Pie - Tips and Tricks
• Nuts will be tastier and more fragrant if you pre-fry the kernels. But to keep in this form is not recommended and you need to eat roasted nuts in the next few days.
• Nuts are prone to spoilage if they are not sufficiently dried. Before storing the kernel, you need to hold it in the sun, then fold it into a sealed and dark container.
• Nut cakes can be greased not only with an egg. Perfectly suited for this liquid honey. It is applied with a brush on the product after baking.
• Any dough will be softer, lighter and softer if you sift the flour before filling it up. In the process, it will become loose, dry out and easier to mix with the other components of the dough.
• If you do not want the nut filling to crumble, then you can add egg white to the joint. It is simply poured into the total mass or pre-whipped until the foam, you can immediately with the prescription sugar for the filling.
Sweet puff pastry recipe:
- Puff pastry pulling out of the freezer. And while it will be defrosted, let's fill.
- Prepare the necessary ingredients for it.
Ingredients for the filling
Mix dry ingredients for the filling
Gradually add cream (milk) to the mixture and whisk it.
Send the mixture to the stove and cook until thickened on low heat (I have 4 of 9). The mixture must be constantly stirring.
Cook the chocolate mixture
As soon as the mass thickens and the first signs of boiling appear, add ground nuts and mix.
Add the butter. I cut it into pieces so that it quickly dispersed.
Put the butter
Once the oil has dissolved, remove the mixture from the heat and pour into the jar.
Chocolate Filling for Puff Pie
At the specified amount of puff pastry I took half a can of filling. The rest can be put in the fridge. The mass will thicken and can be used as chocolate fudge for sandwiches.
We take out puff pastry
Sprinkle the table with flour and roll out a layer of dough about 2 mm thick. We transfer it to a baking sheet covered with parchment. Lubricate with a thin layer of chocolate filling.
Roll out the next layer of dough of approximately the same size as the first. Then we wind it on a rolling pin and cover it with a layer with a filling.
Cover with a second sheet of puff pastry
Cut a triangle from the cake.
Outline the trunk of the future spruce and pruned bottom. Next, you need to make incisions 1.5-2 cm wide perpendicular to the trunk.
Cut the Christmas tree from puff pastry
We make the same cuts from the other side. We must try to do this as symmetrically as possible.
Now the “fir branches” must be turned 2 times around its axis. Closer to the crown, turn only 1 time.
Spin the resulting “branches”
Lubricate our sweet puff cake with sour cream, sprinkle with sesame (almond petals can be used instead) and send to an oven heated to 200 degrees. We bake about 20 minutes.
Formed puff cake in the form of a Christmas tree
Sprinkle ready-made puff pastry cake with powdered sugar.
I cut the cookies out of the pieces of dough. It needs to be baked a little less time than the cake.
That was such a festive sweet pastry made of puff pastry: