Helen’s Russian bird’s milk cake

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Recreation from my cousin bro wife recipe  

Ingredients:

Base

  • Flour- 60 grams
  • Sugar- 60 grams
  • Butter- 100 grams
  • Egg yolk- 4
  • Vanilla essence 1 Tsp
  • Baking powder- 1 Tsp

Souffle

  • Chilled egg white- 2
  • Sugar- 1 and 1/4 c
  • Water- 140 ml
  • Butter- 200 grams
  • Condensed milk-  80 ml
  • lemon juice- 1/4 Tsp
  • Agar agar- 2 full Tsp and 1/8 Tsp about 8 g
  • unsalted butter, soften – 200 g

Ganache (chocolate glaze)

  • Chocolate- 200 grams
  • Heavy cream- 200 ml
  • Butter- 30 grams

Decoration (optional): 4 strawberries and color tubes icing

 

Method

Note: Soak the agar in water for 1 hour. Preheat oven 200° C. The remainder 2 egg whites you can use it as a dip /coat for batter your fish, poultry or meat. I normally use it to stir fry long beans, minced meat and carrots (Chinese style frying mixed meat and vegetables)

Make the base:

Greased/ lined with baking paper the spring form tray (26 cm). Then separate 4 eggs. Keep the egg whites in 2 separate bowl 2 each; in the fridge to use only 2 later for the souffle.

With electric hand mixer beat the egg yolks with sugar until light and fluffy. Add in flour and baking powder until incorporated. Pour into the baking spring form tray and spread evenly. Bake at 200 ° C for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Take out from oven to cool completely. Remove the base (cake) from the tray.

Make the souffle:

Then line with butter and cling wrap and put the base(cake) back into the spring form. With electric hand mixer beat the softened butter and condensed milk on medium speed in bowl until smooth and set aside until ready to use.

Boil the soaked agar in a saucepan on low heat, for 1 minute then add sugar into the saucepan until dissolve (temperature to 116 ° C).

Whisk the egg whites which we set aside earlier until soft peaks form. Add lemon juice. Then add the syrup into the whipping egg whites, in a slow steady stream, while whipping on high speed until stiff peaks form. Add the smooth butter and condensed milk and mix well

To assemble the cake:

Pour the souffle on to the base (cake) which is inside the spring form tray and spread the souffle evenly. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours. I refrigerate mine overnight until set and cool down.

Make the ganache (chocolate glaze):

Bring cream to simmer, and pour over chocolate. Add butter and stir until melted and smooth. Cool to body temperature. Take the cake out of the fridge and run a knife around the mold to release it. Be careful when remove the cling wrap too. Transfer to a serving plate. I use wooden cardboard wrap with double foils. Spoon the ganache over the cake and use a long spatula to spread it evenly.

Decoration:

Cut the top and end of strawberries and fill with icing white to make the face of Santa and pink as buttons. Then draw a bird and tree.

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