Pliatsok “Orchid”

tort-s-vishnej-foto-receptPliatsok is homemade sweet pastry baked mostly in the Western Ukraine. Today we are going to bake this great cake with meringue and hard sauce.

Ingredients:

Dough

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 glass of sugar
  • 1 tsp leaven dissolved in sour cream
  • 3 tbsp cocoa
  • 2 glasses of flour
  • 1 tsp soda dissolved in vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • a pinch of salt

Meringue

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 100 g coconut flakes
  • 1/2 glass of parched chopped nuts

Hard sauce

  • 4 yolks
  • 1 glass of sugar
  • 250 g milk
  • 800 g butter
  • 4 marshmallows
  • 300 g marmalade

Cooking

Dough

Beat the eggs. Add sugar and oil. Whip up the ingredients. Then add leaven, cocoa, flour, salt and soda. Knead dough. It should have the consistence of thick sour cream. Roll out pastry and bake 2 pie shells. You can bake 1 pie shell and then divide it into two.

Meringue

Beat up the egg whites. Add sugar gradually. Whip up everything properly. Add coconut flakes and nuts. Mix the ingredients accurately. Dry the meringue until it becomes hard.

Hard sauce

Beat egg-yolks with sugar. Bring milk to boil and pour it to the egg-yolks. Stir the ingredients constantly. Bring the mass to boil over medium heat. Then cool it. Warm butter to the room temperature and beat it up. Add one by one tbsp of the prepared mass to butter.

Slice along marshmallows and marmalade.

Combine the prepared “layers” of pliatsok:

first pie shell

hard sauce

marshmallows

hard sauce

meringue

hard sauce

meringue

hard sauce

marmalade

hard sauce

second pie shell

Enjoy your meal!

Tip! Cook pliatsok twenty-four hours before serving in order to let it soak properly.

Do you have a favorite Ukrainian recipe for a cake with meringue? If so, please let us know in the comments below or write us an e-mail.

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