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Cakes from Alexandria test

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Cakes from Alexandria test

Recipe found on the Internet. This is the easiest recipe I know, combined with excellent taste. The cakes are delicate, soft, airy and, most importantly, not dry. The author wrote: "Sweet, gentle, soft... the most Delicious thing I ate in my life. Grandma's recipe, she prepares this recipe for several decades." I can't agree with her 100%. Tea with cakes and drank the whole family, the family Council decided that kolomba much tastier. From the stated norms of the products is received a lot of cakes. We can safely divide by 2, 3, and 4. I was made out of 1/4 part. Get 4 cakes.


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Ingredients for Cakes from Alexandria test




Step-by-step instruction of cooking Cakes from Alexandria test


Step 1

To prepare products for the dough to have everything at hand. 
In warm milk dissolve the yeast.To prepare products for the dough to have everything at hand.
In warm milk dissolve the yeast.


Step 2

Eggs lightly whisk, the butter cut into pieces and add to eggs.Eggs lightly whisk, the butter cut into pieces and add to eggs.


Step 3

Add sugar.Add sugar.


Step 4

Pour the milk with the dissolved yeast.Pour the milk with the dissolved yeast.


Step 5

Mix well, but without fanaticism, the oil may remain in small pieces, wrap and leave in a warm place for 8-12 hours (I left overnight).Mix well, but without fanaticism, the oil may remain in small pieces, wrap and leave in a warm place for 8-12 hours (I left overnight).



Step 6

In the morning to prepare foods for the test. 
Half the rules of raisins I substituted candied, but I have to say that this amount seemed not enough for cakes. You can see the cut that they are almost not visible. I think you can safely increase their number by half.In the morning to prepare foods for the test.
Half the rules of raisins I substituted candied, but I have to say that this amount seemed not enough for cakes. You can see the cut that they are almost not visible. I think you can safely increase their number by half.


Step 7

Here is our sourdough this morning.Here is our sourdough this morning.


Step 8

Add in the yeast mixture, salt, vanilla sugar (I substituted vanilla flavoring), brandy, raisins and candied fruit.Add in the yeast mixture, salt, vanilla sugar (I substituted vanilla flavoring), brandy, raisins and candied fruit.


Step 9

The top sift the flour, piece by piece involving it in the dough. And the hands should be lubricated periodically with vegetable oil.The top sift the flour, piece by piece involving it in the dough. And the hands should be lubricated periodically with vegetable oil.


Step 10

So knead a soft, sticky, sticky dough, a little thicker than for pancakesSo knead a soft, sticky, sticky dough, a little thicker than for pancakes


Step 11

But with the hand portion of the test drain should not.But with the hand portion of the test drain should not.


Step 12

Tighten with cling film and leave for proofing in a warm place for an hour and a half until it has doubled in volume.Tighten with cling film and leave for proofing in a warm place for an hour and a half until it has doubled in volume.


Step 13

The dough an hour and a half. I think if the place was more, it still rose.The dough an hour and a half. I think if the place was more, it still rose.


Step 14

Put the dough in molds 1/3 of the volume, wait until it is 3/4 the height of the forms.Put the dough in molds 1/3 of the volume, wait until it is 3/4 the height of the forms.


Step 15

Put in a preheated 180*C oven. Bake until ready. 
I have a mold small cakes baked for about 40 minutes. The readiness check with a toothpick.Put in a preheated 180*C oven. Bake until ready.
I have a mold small cakes baked for about 40 minutes. The readiness check with a toothpick.


Step 16

Finished cakes remove from the oven, shake out the forms and allow to cool on a wire rack.Finished cakes remove from the oven, shake out the forms and allow to cool on a wire rack.


Step 17

The top of the cooled cakes to grease with glaze, decorate as desired.The top of the cooled cakes to grease with glaze, decorate as desired.