Fruitless yeast cake, the recipe of Aunt Anna – Italian Cuisine

Fruitless yeast cake, the recipe of Aunt Anna


How to make a cake without yeast with fruit such as peaches, pineapples or strawberries to be covered with sweet tufts of cream

I found the recipe for fruitless yeast cake, written in pencil and discolored, on a slip of paper inside the telephone diary that belonged to Aunt Anna. I immediately remembered our holidays in Croatia when, his guests, on arrival he greeted us with his delicious cake on the table. She he proposed it with peaches, but it can also be done with other fruit such as pineapple or strawberries. I propose your recipe, just like she did, but be careful: after the first slice it is impossible to stop!

The recipe for fruitless yeast cake

Cake ingredients:

6 eggs, 180 g of icing sugar, 120 g of sifted flour, 20 g of diluted butter, juice and grated peel of 1 untreated lemon, a pinch of salt

Peach cream ingredients: 3oo ml of milk, 6 tablespoons of sugar, 3 tablespoons of flour (or starch), 4 large peaches (or 5/6 if small)

Method

Separate the egg yolks from the egg white, put them in a bowl with the sugar and, with a whisk, work them so that they become swollen and spongy. Add the grated peel and lemon juice to the mixture. Beat the egg whites until stiff stiff and keep them aside. Add a pinch of salt to the bowl. Gently pour by mixing the sifted flour and the egg whites in several stages from bottom to top. Bake a buttered cake pan in a preheated oven at 200 degrees (if ventilated at 180/190) for about 40 minutes. Check the cooking with a toothpick and allow to cool.

For the peach cream

Warm the milk and take a little to melt the flour. Blend 3 peaches with the sugar (leave 1 or 2 aside for the garnish), add them to the milk and cook them gently for 5 minutes. Remove them from the heat and add the melted flour and continue cooking for 10 minutes on low heat or alternatively in a bain-marie for 15 minutes. Add the previously melted and cooled butter.

Cut the cake in half and fill with the peach cream, cover it with the peach cream, decorate with the peaches in thin slices. Finally, if you like, add tufts of whipped cream.

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