For this month's International Food Challenge we are travelling to world's largest country - Russia. Russian cuisine is diverse and derives from the great expanses of culture and influence, resulting in bringing more refined foods and culinary techniques. This month's host Saraswathi of Sara's Kitchen gave 3 authentic recipes from Russia, out of which I chose medovik.
Medovik is a soft, moist and rich honey cake and is very popular in Russia. This multi-layered cake is made of flat cookie layers, soaked with a creamy caramel filling. Making this cake needs some amount of patience and time too, but I can assure you that it is worth all the efforts. Also this is a special occasion as my little blog has completed 3 years. I would like to thank all my friends and readers for the constant support and lovely feedback.
Notes and Tips
- If you don't have a mixer, transfer the egg-butter mixture to large mixing bowl and add the flour. Combine with a spatula gently until it comes together. Then transfer to floured surface and knead.
- Whisk the milk-egg mixture until it gets very thick. If it is not thick, the filling will be watery and it will be difficult to spread.