MOHNKUCHEN MIT EIERDECKE

Ellen Bales

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German poppy seed cake, in other words. I always love to find recipes for German desserts, other than the typical German chocolate cake.
Recipe:germanfood.about.com/Photo: J. McGavin


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Serves:

12-16

Prep:

50 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Ingredients

CRUST:

14 Tbsp
salted butter (1-3/4 sticks)
2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 c
sugar
zest from 1 orange
2
egg yolks whisked with 2 tbsp. water

POPPY SEED FILLING

2 c
milk
1/3 c
farina, such as cream of wheat
1/4 to 1/3 c
sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
ground poppy seeds
2 Tbsp
butter
2
egg whites, stiffly beaten

SOUR CREAM TOPPING

1 c
sour cream
1/2 c
sweet cream
1 1/2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1/3 c
sugar
2
eggs, separated
several drops of lemon extract or vanilla

Directions Step-By-Step

1
For the crust: Cut the butter into the flour, sugar and orange zest until the size of peas. Mix in the egg yolks and form a smooth ball without kneading too much. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for one hour.
2
For the filling: In a large saucepan, bring the milk, sugar and vanilla to a boil. Remove from heat and add farina, stirring constantly, then poppy seeds. Place back on heat and boil again, briefly. Remove from heat and let the mixture cool down.
3
While mixture is still warm, stir in the butter until melted.
(Do not beat the egg whites until you are ready to fill the crust.)
4
For the topping: Beat all egg whites until stiff. Mix all the sour cream topping ingredients together, except the egg whites, until smooth. Fold in half the egg whites. Fold the other 2 egg whites into the cooled poppy seed mixture.
5
To assemble the cake: Roll one half of the dough into an 11-inch circle and cut to fit bottom of 11-inch springform pan.
6
Roll out 1/4 of the dough into a rope and flatten into a 1 or 1-1/2-inch rim. Press around the edge of the springform and attach to the base with a little water or egg white. Continue with rest of dough. Trim crust evenly for a nice presentation.
7
Fill crust with poppy seed filling and then top with sour cream topping, making sure to cover to the edge of the crust seal.
8
Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 50-60 minutes or until cake is browned and firmly set.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Pies, Other Desserts
Other Tag: For Kids