Saturday, January 7, 2017

Orthodox Christmas + Cake


Orthodox Christmas is on January, 7th. After breakfast I've driven to my garden. It's my tradition to go there in Christmas. I have wanted to have a look at the plants if they are covered with snow or if it melted at all. 

Having come back I decided to cook something sweet making it myself. All ingredients that I needed I've found in my kitchen except vanilla. 'No problem, I make a cake without vanilla :-)'



The recipe is very easy. Biscuit: 5 eggs, 
1 glass of flour, 
1 glass of sugar. 
I whipped eggs with sugar - 5 min, and added flour. Bake 30 min, 180 C  350F 
While biscuit was in an oven I've made cream:  
I whipped sour cream - 1,5 glass and 1 glass of sugar. Cream is used instead of butter.
When round biscuit was ready and cooled I've divided it on 2 layers.


I've spread cream on both layers of biscuit, put the upper layer above the first one and smoothed cream over.
There was a dark chocolate bar in my fridge, so I grated it up the cake to adorn it. I've thought it was not enough and arranged
some plums in sugar (from my garden) and ground walnuts on the cake top



When Christmas evening comes my family and I will have nice piece of cake with cup of tea or coffee and a glass of red wine

  

A Merry Christmas on January 7th!

Here is 'Silent night' in Russian:


38 comments:

  1. Have a good day - my husband's birthday too but it is still 6 Jan here.

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    1. Happy belated birthday to Martin, Sue!

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    2. It's 10 am on 7th here so not belated at all.

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    3. Well, so difference is 4 hours. My best wishes to him, Sue!

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  2. Feliz Navidad. El pastel se ve riquísimo. Besos.

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  3. Beautiful video, Nadezda, and your cake looks delicious! Happy New Year to you! :)

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    1. I'm glad you liked my cake, Linda. Happy new year to you too!

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  4. After looking at that luscious cake, I'm starving. Happy New Year to you. :-)

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    1. Please, Judy, help yourself:-)
      Happy holidays!

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    1. Thank you, happy beginning of the year!

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  6. Hello, dear Nadezda, I'm just in time to wish you Merry Christmas! Your cake looks fabulous.
    I have been much away from the computer. Yesterday it was cold (-32 C), today the weather has been warmer and it has been snowing much... but it may be too late for some plants. For example the rhododendrons don't look very happy.
    Wishing you pleasant winter days and...
    Счастливого Рождества!

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    1. I'm worrying about rhododendrons too, Sara. This very frosty weather may damage them. Thank you for wishes!

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  7. Happy Holidays! Really delicious looking cake! Greetings

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  8. Dear Nadezda!
    I wish you a Merry Christmas!
    Cake looks very appetizing.
    Can I have a piece?

    Kisses and greetings.
    Lucja

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    1. Oh, Lucja, help yourself, please!
      Greetings!

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  9. The video of Silent Night was beautiful. Your cake also looks very sweet and delicious. We had our first “little” snow during the night, but it won’t stay long. I hope you had a Merry Christmas and now wish you much happiness in 2017 for you and your family.

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    1. Yes, I had Vagabonde. Glad you liked the video and my cake. I liked the cake too because of its easiness in cooking. Happy and healthy new year to you and Jim too!

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  10. Happy Christmas and a blooming New Year, Nadezda!

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  11. Your christmas cake looks yammie! And the plants? Are they allright? Groetjes Hetty

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    1. Oh, Hetty, I'm afraid my plants suffer the hard frost, this week we had -20 C. I've been to my garden covering rhododendrons and spring bulbs. I only have to be at warm home and to hope the plants will survive.

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  12. I hope you have had a happy Christmas, Nadezda. Thank you for sharing this lovely video. The voices are pure and true.
    Cake looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

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    1. I'm glad you liked this video, the children's voices are touching, I agree, Betty.
      Have a nice week!

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  13. I hope you had a Merry Christmas and now wish you much happiness in 2017 for you Nadezda.

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  14. how beautifull is here Cake looks sweet and yummy I hope you had a wonderfull christmas Kind regards!

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    1. Agnes, yes I had, thank you and greetings!

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  15. This cake looks so delicious, Nadezda! I'm sure you had a wonderful Christmas! I hope next post is about all the things you saw in your garden on Christmas Day! ;)

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    1. You're right, Tistou. Glad you liked my cake.

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  16. Looks delicious! My family always celebrated Christmas until Jan.6, Epiphany Day, so we have some similar traditions.

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    1. Wonderful, Rose! I keep decorated tree until the Old new year on Jan 13.

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  17. You are a very talented baker and your cake looks delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I hope you had a peaceful and love-filled Christmas with your family.

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    1. Peter, the cake was very tasty and disappeared quickly :-)
      This Christmas was quiet and joyful in my family, thank you.

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  18. Gracias Nadezda por esta rica receta. Se vé riquísimo!!!
    Besos.

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