Recipes for mastic cakes
It is no secret that each hostess in the stock has more than 10 different recipes. And some ladies prefer to keep the secret of cooking these dishes or pass them exclusively by inheritance. Others easily part with them and try to share not only with all willing housewives, but also simply lovers of tasty food. We will not be like the first representatives of the fair sex, so we will share with youall known recipesthat we managed to find. We have previously given you tips on working with mastic. Today we will discuss the details of making mastic cakes and provide you with step by step instructions. Here we go?
Chocolate Mastic Roses
For the preparation of this confectionery dish we need a good mood, the desire to create a masterpiece and the right ingredients. So, take an ordinary aluminum pan or a bowl and put a bar of dark chocolate there (in order for it to melt faster, the hundred gram of chocolate should be broken into small pieces in advance).At the same time, we advise you to make a small fire so that the contents of your tank does not burn. With the same purpose, you can use a wooden spatula to stir the chocolate mass.
Then we will need one package (approximately 90-100 g)colored marshmallow marshmallowswhich we pour out to boiling chocolate. After part of the marshmallow is absorbed by the brown sweet slurry, add 40 ml of thirty percent cream, a large spoonful of fresh butter and a tablespoon of any brandy to our saucepan. And for another 10 minutes, we continue to quietly stir, and after this time has elapsed, turn off the fire and remove the container from the stove. Now we will pour in there powdered sugar (approximately 100-120 g) ground in a coffee grinder and knead thoroughly, but with our hands (don't worry, this mass will look like soft cocoa dough, it will not burn you and stick to your hands).
Next, roll the resulting texture into a small ball and transfer it to a special paper designed specifically for baking (we need only two such sheets). From above, our modern bun is covered with another sheet of baking paper and rolled out with a wooden rolling pin, making the product flat and thin (2-3 mm). And now it will be the most interesting.From this faceless mass, we will make roses. To do this, we take an ordinary brandy or vodka glass (as a last resort, and a wine glass) and start squeezing it into small circles.
When the whole of your "pancake" is covered with holes, first press the circles slightly to the table with the inside of the palm, and then lay them out in a kind of cascade against each other. But calculate the number of circles so thatone rose had 3-4 cut out mug.After that, we make a small sausage from the remaining mastic dough with the help of hands, put what we got on one of the first petals of our rosette and wrap it (it’s better to start wrapping the future flower from the edge where our sausage heart lies).
The resulting "roll" is pressed down from the bottom with your fingers and take it in your hands. Now you can unbend the petals and give them the desired shape. So, our roses are ready, which can be hidden for a suitable festive event in the fridge or decorated with a ready-made cake right before serving it.The main thing is that these bulky flowers will be edible and not at all hard, as is often the case with other types of sweet putty. Liked? Then go to the next recipe.
How to make a hare out of mastic?
There are many options for making mastic hares, but we will tell you not only about their creation, but also about the preparation of the cake itself. In order to make ourrabbit on carrot mount,we will need to first prepare the biscuit base and cream, and then the sweet putty. To make a biscuit base, we take five eggs and separate the yolks from the proteins (and we will need the first and second parts in the future). So, we add half a glass of sugar to the proteins and start beating with a mixer or manually to a thick white foam. Mix the yolks with a glass of flour and soda with vinegar (the mass should be homogeneous). Pour whipped squirrels there and pour one bag of fragrant vanilla.
We get a soft and semi-liquid mass, which can be poured into non-stick dishes and placed in the oven, preheating the oven to 180 degrees. In the meantime, the cake will be made,let's do the cream. To do this, cut into squares two bananas, two ripe mandarins, and one green kiwi. Then we beat half a liter of thick cream with half a glass of sugar and add fruit assortment, while continuing to beat the cream until done.
We hope that you have not forgotten about the cake, which is prepared in the oven. If he is already ready (try a fork, the tip of a knife or a match), you need to pull it out and cut it into two identical cakes. After that, you will need to cool your biscuit, smear the cake with cream and leave it to soak in a cool place.
Nowgo to cooking mastic. To do this, we use the already known to us ingredient - Marshmallow marshmallow. It must be melted in the way that is convenient for you (either on the steam bath or in the microwave). The resulting sweet composition is poured on sifted icing sugar. Add to it about 35-40 g of butter and, if desired, a dye (if there is no desire, then the dye can be added at the last moment, directly into the dough).
Knead mastic dough to a soft and plastic state. Then we begin to pinch off small pieces of it and sculpt,as from ordinary plasticine small carrots and the hare itself. By the way, a hare can be done in two ways.
The first way:
At first we roll a small spherical detail. Immediately pull it out, setting the oblong shape, and cut it with the help of scissors from the top. Do the same in the middle of the product and below. The resulting four legs and ears of the rabbit are arranged to the sides, asking them the desired shape. Then we proceed to the formation of a hare muzzle. To this end, sculpt hands elongated muzzle. We roll a small ball and place it behind the bunny - this will be its tail. Eyes, mustaches and other details we finish with colored glaze (it can be purchased in finished form).
The second way:
If you make the bunny in the second way, then you will need to first roll exactly five balls (of different sizes) and pre-make four small sausages (for the front legs and ears). Then all these details will need to give the appropriate shape and connect with each other using ordinary water. In any case, in the first and in the second case, you get a great bunny. After that, ready-made figures spread on our already cooled biscuit slide, and on top, as the king planted hare. So we got a cake with the image of a happy hare on a carrot mount.
How to make a children's cake from mastic?
All children love beautiful and colorful cakes, so then we will tell you about how to make a children's honey cake using mastic. As ingredients, we take 150-200 g of natural honey, 3 raw eggs (we will need separate proteins and yolks again), flour (2.5-3 cups), soda (1-1.5 teaspoons), a package of vanilla and a little vinegar (to pay off the soda).
For the preparation of honey cakes you need to beat the whites and yolks with sugar (150-200 g). After it turns out to be creamy consistencies in one and the other containers, pour in warm honey, soda and vinegar and mix everything. Then it is all poured into a metal container and set on fire (can be heated in a water bath).
Pour the vanilla into the prepared flour, add the egg-honey mixture and leave in a cool place for 20-25 minutes. After this time we get the dough, divide it into six identical parts, which we roll out with a rolling pin to a flat shape. We spread the rolled cakes on the prepared baking sheet and place them in the oven alternately (each cake is cooked for only 4-5.5 minutes). After cooking cakes pyramid laid out on top of each other.
For the cream, take ready-made boiled or regular condensed milk, which you need to cook beforehand. Each cake is covered with a layer of boiled condensed milk (do not forget to coat the sides and top of the cake). After coating the cake with condensed milk, it must be refrigerated until the cream base is completely set.
After the cake is ready, proceed to the preparation of mastic. It should be done in the above way (from Marshmellou). When you knead the mastic, and it becomes soft, divide it into four parts. We paint each of them in different colors: two parts are made pink or red, one part is repainted blue, half of the third part is colored yellow, and half of the fourth part is green. We immerse all these individual parts in plastic bags and put them in the refrigerator for about 25-30 minutes.
We take out the dried pie and mastic from the refrigerator. Roll out each colored piece with a rolling pin and first lay a pink layer on top of the cake, pre-leveling it with a knife. Then we make long and thin sausages of mastic of other colors and put them on top of each other, thus creating a grill.The remaining parts of the colored putty are rolled up into tubes (to set the shape you need, you can put a mastic paste on the bottle). We form flowers and fasten them onto the grid with water. Immediately after drying, your cake is ready for consumption. But if the holiday celebration is scheduled for tomorrow, then it is better to cover the cake with a cardboard box so that the putty is not too hard.
In conclusion, let's say all our recipes can be used at home. You can make unique mastic pies with your own hands.