I was asked to make these for my colleges on my Birthday ... every woman in Iceland has a recepie of their own Skúffukaka... and this is our little secret from my Mum.
She makes this in the owen drawer and then cuts it up in pieces after the frosting is stiff again, and safes it in a air tight tin. It´s great to take with you on a picknick or on a small trip. The cocoa - coffee - cocos taste just makes a hit. Once i baked it in a too small pan and it kinda looked like a vulcano so some of my friends know it as the Volcano Cake ;-)
This Picture is from my little sister, the recepie from my mum and my big sisters bakes it too.. and the funny thing is, it never taste the same so I guess a part of everyones soul get mixed up in the dough and makes it by every baker special
so here is the recepie
300 ml Sugar
2 TSP Vanillasugar
450 ml Flour
3 TSP baking powder
1 TBSP Cocoa
150 ml milk
preheat the oven to 180°C
Beat the eggs with the sugar, then add the rest of the things to it. Bake in a greaced pan, i usually make the 2x recepie and bake in the rectangular baking tin that comes with the oven.
Bake at 180°C for about 40 minutes.
Then its time for the cake to cool of in the tin. While the frosting is made. Usually when I have time I bake the cake in the evening and put the frosting on it the next day. Or i put it out on the balcony when its cold outside ;o)
200g powderd sugar
4 tbsp melted real butter (magarine wont do it, cause it gotta get stiff when cold!)
1 tbsp cocoa
4 tbsp espresso
2 tsp vanilla sugar
So that the frosting wont get too thin, I use cold espresso and let the melted butter cool down a bit. Then just mix it all together, whisk well till its soft and smoothy and poor over the cooled of cake.
In the end spread some cocos grate over it, just like it has been snowing.
Let the frosting cool completely before you cut the cake in bites :o). This cake stores very vell in a air tight tin box and is a great compagnion for a short trip.
1. Pour the milk and eggs into the bread machine pan. If the instructions for your bread machine specify that the yeast is to be placed in the pan first, simply reverse the order in which you add the liquid and dry ingredients
2. Sprinkle over the flour, ensuring that it covers the liquid. Add the salt, sugar and butter, placing them in separate corners of the bread pan. Make a small indent in the centre of the flour (but not down as far as the liquid) and add the easy-blend dried yeast
3. Set the bread machine to the dough settings; use basic dough setting (if available). Press Start. Lightly oil 12 small brioche moulds.
4. When the dough cycle has finished, remove from the machine and place on a floured surface. Knock it back (punch it down) gently. Slice off a quarter of the dough, cover with oiled clear film (plastic wrap) and set aside. Divide the remaining dough into 12 pieces.
5. Knead each piece of dough into a small round. Place each round in an oiled mould. Divide the reserved pice of dough in 12 and shape into small pear shapes.
6. To shape each mini brioche, make a small hole or cut a cross in the top of each large piece of dough. Place the pear-shape pieces of douch on top, narrow end down. Cover with lightly oiled clear film and leave in a warm place for 30-45 minutes, or untill well risen. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 220°C / 425°F / Gas 7
7. Make the glaze by mixing the egg yolk and milk together. Brush the mixture over each brioche. Bake for 15 minutes, or untill the brioche are golden and have risen well. Transfer them to a wire rack to cool. Serve warm or cold.
EXTRA to the Pear-Shape. I added some more Fotos to explane how you make the smaller ball on the Brioche…
From that Quarter of Dough you put aside you make little Balls and then you sort off squeese them to a Pearshape, so that they fit better the hole you put in the middle of the bigger Ball. But as you know a Picture is like 1000 Words I have added some more pictures to explane it. Good luck and thank you for the comments… if it still isn´t clear, please ask :o)
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little icelandic kitchenqueen in the middle of germany
This Blog is called Queen of the Kitchen - cause we all are the queens of our own kitchen´s. I love to bake and cook, well I do love more to bake pretty little cakes than to cook. I startet this blog to share with family and friends what I am making or baking. Beside it´s practical to have the things you made on a blog - it´s reachable everywhere and no worries about loosing that little piece of paper you got them written on. Sadly I don´t live in the same country as my lill sister "Pandora" , she is always making something great in her kitchen and is a great cook and baker, and I am happy she wanted to join in on my lill blog thing :-D We have come a long way from making mud cakes with flowers in the garden.
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