If you have never tried this cake before, the time has come! It is incredibly easy to prepare, very tasty and appetizing. Suitable not only for family tea, but also for a holiday. Besides decoration in your hands! So, you can experiment. Take the syrup, flowers, fruits and other ingredients that beautifully “sit” on your sweet masterpiece.
The history of the cake
In 360 BC In Persia, in the capital Shushan there lived a Jew Mordechai with his orphan niece Esther. She was an unbelievable beauty. Mordechai himself was royal in blood, but he succumbed to Persia during the Babylonian exile from Jerusalem..
Meanwhile, Ahashverosh reigned in Shushan. He became king only because he married the queen Vashti. Once, having got drunk during a feast, Ahashverosh decided to boast about the beauty of Vashti. She didn’t come out to drunk men, she didn’t allow her pride. The king got angry and drove out Vashti, having given a decree from all over the country to gather beauties to search for a new wife.
The most beautiful was the Jewish Esther. The king married her, but only that she was Jewish, he did not know. Esther in the palace only ate nuts and fruits, since the rest of the food was not kosher..
The king’s right hand was Haman. In his hands was almost all power. When he walked through the streets, people fell at his feet, and Aman created all he wanted. On one of these detours, I met Aman Mordechai on the way. A proud Jew did not fall at his feet, like the others, and Aman harbored a grudge against all Jews at once..
He podpoil the king and began in his ear to sentence that there is one nationality, in all different from ours. Do not leave them alive, so the king did not harm. The drunk king waved his hand to all that Haman had told him, as a sign of approval. And preparations began for the mass extermination of the Jews. To select the day they threw lots – and he fell on the 13th Adar.
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It became known to Mordechai. He came to his niece asking for help. If she does not help their people, help will come from the other side. But then their royal names will be forgotten. Was it for this that Esther fell into the royal palace? The queen thought for a long time how to talk to her husband. After all, according to the custom to speak first, she had no right. She fasted for two days, and on the third day she decided to make a feast for the king and give him a wonderful night..
After that Akhashverosh, satisfied and satisfied, began to listen to her speeches. Esther was able to open his eyes to Haman. The king ordered him to hang him and all his ten sons, and instead of exterminating the Jews he allowed them to deal with the conspirators themselves.
Mordechai himself came out of the palace in royal robes. He sent letters to various parts of the empire, after which 300 conspirators were executed in Shushan on the 14th adar, and their property was left untouched. In total, the Jews killed about 75,000 pogromists. After this, the mourning events turned into a fun holiday Purim. It is customary to cook poppy cake on it as a symbol of how Queen Esther fasted.
|baking powder –||10 g|
|the eggs –||8 pieces.|
|sugar –||0.1 kg|
|vegetable oil –||40 ml|
|poppy –||150 g|
|vanillin –||10 g|
|Time for preparing: 45 minutes||Calories per 100 grams: 326 Kcal|
How to cook:
- Separate the eggs into separate bowls, put the squirrels in the refrigerator for thirty minutes..
- Put the cooled proteins in a cup, add sugar.
- Beat everything with a mixer in a fluffy, light, airy mass.
- Add five egg yolks at room temperature (the rest will go to the cream), vanillin and beat again..
- Pour in the butter and whisk again to a uniform, thick consistency..
- Pour poppy seeds in a bowl, add flour and baking powder.
- Stir the ingredients and add them to the egg mass..
- Whisk or mix with a spatula and pour into the prepared detachable form.
- Evenly distribute and place in the oven at 180 degrees until ready.
- Ruddy biscuit pull out, cool it, cut into several cake layers.
|powdered sugar||0.2 kg|
|lemon juice||5 ml|
|potato starch||30 g|
Time: 30 min.
How to cook:
- In a small container, mix starch and powdered sugar..
- Add about four tablespoons of milk.
- Stir until smooth with a whisk..
- Add the leftover milk to the skillet, remove it to the stove and add the remaining yolks. Pour pre-prepared mass of starch.
- Stir all with a whisk and add citrus juice. Stir the ingredients again and bring them to a boil, wait until they thicken. Let the cream cool completely and whip the cream until resistant peaks..
- Mix cooled cream with cream.
Assembling the Queen Esther cake
In order to fully decorate the cake, you will need a cooled cream, cooled cakes and a chocolate bar. You can take black, white or milk. Any suitable. We used white.
First you need to take the dish on which the cake will be collected and served. In the center you need to put a small amount of cream (about a teaspoon). On top of exactly lay the first cake. A drop of cream is needed so that the future cake does not move, it remains in one place..
The first cake smear cream, put on top of the second. It also lubricate and continue the process to the top. The last layer should be cream, half of the remaining part smear on the sides of the cake. Smooth the surface with a pastry spatula or spatula. Put the cake in the fridge for two hours with the rest of the cream.
Then take out and distribute the remains of the cream on the sides and surface of the cake. Chocolate grate and sprinkle the cake on all sides. Keep in the fridge for soaking overnight.
To make your cakes more tasty and fragrant, be sure to steam the poppy. Then the rest of the water (if they, of course, are there) is drained and popped before the poppy juice appears. If you do not have a mortar, you can do this by the end of a rolling pin or a blender (namely, submersible). When the mass becomes white and uniform, you can finish.
If squirrels do not want to rise, you need to add a little salt, literally a pinch. In order for them not to fall, while you are busy with other ingredients, add a couple of drops of lemon juice or lime. You can also use water diluted citric acid..
In order for squirrels to rise quickly, we advise you to cool your inventory beforehand. For this, the bowl and whisk just need to be put into the freezer for at least ten minutes. Or in the refrigerator, but then for half an hour.
For originality, certain ingredients can be added to a biscuit or cream. It can be chocolate pieces, chopped nuts, coconut chips. You can add and flavor using spices. Most often it is cinnamon, vanilla, star anise, nutmeg and cardamom.
In the video – instructions for making cake “Queen Esther”.
This simple cake is really worth your attention! The preparation of the base and cream will take a little over an hour. Then build the cake and wait it out of the fridge. The night will be an eternity, but in the morning you will realize that it was worth it.!