Baking with sour cream. Variety of options
Baking recipes with sour cream are very diverse, because it can be included in the dough for cakes, add to muffins and muffins, use for pouring liquid pies. And all thanks to the properties of this product. Sour cream gives flour products tenderness and makes them soft, slightly moist. But at the same time it does not make the dough heavier, does not prevent it from baking. Like other culinary fats, it helps the flour gluten to get the form. And if you mix it with dry ingredients, baking with sour cream will have a layered structure, and if you mix it with sugar and only then mix it with a loose part, then the dough will look like a cake, porous and fluffy.
This recipe came to the USSR from Czech cooking. However, it underwent significant changes, as it was very laborious in the original and required the inclusion of rare and expensive ingredients. Simplified "Prague" has become the pride of many Soviet pastry.Many housewives successfully mastered this recipe. A lot of variations of this cake cannot disprove the fact that initially “Prague” is baking with sour cream. This ingredient will need about three hundred grams. Mix sour cream with two eggs, a glass of sugar, slaked soda, cocoa and add flour until a viscous consistency is obtained. Dough should not fall from the spoon. Flavor "Prague" can be almonds, cardamom, or even black pepper. Bake two cakes and cut each in half, and after they cool down, soak it in sugar or alcohol syrup. For a classic cream, beat a jar of condensed cocoa with softened butter. You can top pour the cake with icing - purchased or made from butter and melted chocolate.
Sour cream cake
This is one of the most simple recipes. Those who are used to cooking cupcakes exclusively in butter will be pleasantly surprised. Baking with sour cream always turns out to be very tender, but here it just surpasses itself. Two eggs and three spoons of sugar are carefully whipped. Then a hundred grams of sour cream mixed with the mixture. Flour is added there.Baking powder is not needed - the dough and without it will be deliciously lush. As a filler for the cake is best to take an acidic berry - blueberries, cranberries or currants. But you can also experiment with absolutely any fruit. Baking time - about half an hour.
Cheesecakes with sour cream
If there was no cottage cheese at home to cook a traditional version of this product - do not despair! Sour cream can become a filler for cheesecakes. It will take quite a bit - about two tablespoons. Still need to take the same amount of butter, half a spoonful of flour and sugar. Mix everything and spread on preformed yeast dough buns. It can be either sponge or straight, and even purchased. Bake like ordinary cheesecakes.
Baking with sour cream does not necessarily imply the inclusion of this ingredient in the dough. Cakes, similar to French quiches, that is, made on a crust of thin chopped dough with liquid filling, will be an excellent option for dessert or snack cake. Sour cream mixed with prepared filling (chicken with vegetables, cheese or apples) and laid out on a pre-baked basis.Cooking time is standard, given that the wet middle must be well dried.