I still can’t believe that Easter will be there soon.
Well, it seems as if it’s the right time to start posting my food and decoration tips concerning Easter.
Recently, my Mum and I have been modifying one of our family recipes, which is a proven one and it became our last minute choice for unexpected events. Here comes Keks – basically a Polish pound cake enriched with nuts and dried fruit. Absolutely irresistible, done in a few minutes👍
I used a Nordic Ware cake tin – the classic round pound cake tin and I highly recommend giving this brand’s products a go. Sincerely speaking, I have only pleasant experiences with the products so far😉
At the bottom of this post you will find a step-by-step video tutorial. Let me know if such videos help you to recreate the recipes!
- 350g flour
- 225g sugar (optional)
- 1 packaging of baking powder
- 250g butter (melted)
- 150ml yogurt
- 5 eggs
- chopped nuts/dried fruit/candied fruit
Cream butter and sugar. (If you want to omit sugar, skip to another step – mix the butter with egg yolks, yogurt and flour with baking powder.)
Add egg yolks, yogurt and flour mixed with baking powder.
Then put in chopped nuts, dried fruit such as dates, apricots or figs or candied fruit (the amount is up to your own preferences).
At the end gently mingle the whipped egg whites into the batter.
Bake for cca. 40 minutes in the oven preheated to 180°C .
I used a pound cake tin by Nordic Ware, by which I’m totally enchanted. Just remember to grease the tin and dust it with breadcrumbs – it will be easier to remove the cake from the tin then. If you use the classic, long and rectangular pan, I recommend putting a baking paper into the tin and covering the cake with it during the first 20 minutes of baking.
Then uncover the cake and let it bake until a wooden toothpick, inserted into the middle of the cake, comes out clean.
You should let the done cake cool for 10 minutes. I’ve heard that 10 minutes is a special number which is perfect for the cake (less than 10 minutes – the cake can break easily, more than 10 minutes – it’s more difficult to remove the cake from the pan).
Slice the cake, sprinkle it with powdered sugar and serve it with some cream.
I hope you will appreciate it!