Mayan Apocalypse did not happen, and I have decided to celebrate the beginning of New Era by baking my favorite desert- Russian Apple Cake ‘Charlotte’ (Пирог Шарлотка, pronounced as ‘Sharlotka’). Even more, I’ve thought it might be a good idea to share International recipes here in my Travel Photo Journal. Honestly, I do not cook at all. But, I can do anything if photography is involved, hee-hee. So, here you go, my first ever ‘Recipe in Pictures’ and, possibly, the beginning of my so-called Instagram project ;)
Cook it and please let me know how you like it.
- Chicken Eggs
- Baking Flour (all-purpose flours with a protein range below 15% will work)
- Granulated Sugar
- Sweet Apples
- Cooking Oil (or nonstick oil spray)
- Cake Pan
- Mixing Bowl
- Cup 8 oz (250 ml)
- Spring Whisk
- Cutting Board
Take 4 chicken eggs, 3 sweet apples, 3/4 cup of granulated sugar, 1 cup of baking flour. These should be enough for 6-8 servings cake.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (about 180 degrees Celsius).
In mixing bowl, whisk 4 eggs and combine/mix with 3/4 cup of granulated sugar, then add and mix 1 cup of flour.
You may add vanilla or coconut or cinnamon flavoring. When a cake is done, you may add powdered sugar or honey as a topping. I like this apple cake without any add-ons and recommend to mix and cook it according to my directions (at least the first cake). If you experiment with add-ons, please share your ideas in comments below.
Slice 3-4 apples depending on its size. Split an apple in half and quarters, cut out the seeds and ends, and slice the wedges.
Have ready a cake pan and coat it with one table spoon of cooking oil or with nonstick oil spray.
Fill a cake pan with half of prepared cake mixture, add a layer of sliced apples, and cover apples with the rest of cake mixture.
An oven should be ready by now – 350 degrees Fahrenheit (about 180 degrees Celsius).
Bake for 40 minutes.
Cool in pan for 10 minutes; remove/flip-over to a plate to cool completely.
Slice and serve with hot tea.
What a great idea to include recipes in a blog such as yours, with its international focus, AIex. And the photography is so beautifully done. Step 3, photo 2 is my favourite for its minimalist style. It actually has a zen Iook to it. I’ll really have to try out the recipe, so thanks!
Thanks, Andrew! Please try it out and tell me what you think ;)
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I’ve never made this myself as my mother is the Russian cook of the house. She never measures ingredients so it always tastes different. Sometimes she adds mayonnaise which it makes it firmer.
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Thanks for the tip, Natalia.
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I love the simplicity of these photos and how they make the cake look so delicious!
I also made a cake over the holidays (online it is called Russian or Czech… but I had it in the Czech Republic) called Medovnik. Super tasty, I’d recommend giving it a shot!
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Yes, I’ve tried “Medovik” in Russia- it was very tasty. But, as I remember, it was too sweet for me- too much honey. I’ll explore that recipe one day ;)
beautiful and can’t wait to try it. where do you get that beautiful pan? i haven’t seen one shaped like that. can’t wait to try that recipe.
Thanks, Mumsy! Please try and let me know how it was. I got a pan from Publix.
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