this is not a cake for dieters!!!!

From: Lucca Ginsburg <>
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2003 12:05:39 +0200
To: czernowitz czernowitz <>,

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<FONT size=2>With special attention to Madelon who asked for Czernowitz /
Friedmann recipes:</FONT>

<FONT size=2>As an experiment, tell a Czernowitzer the word
"Schmettentorte" his face! Ok, here goes:</FONT>

<FONT size=2>You knead a dough consisting of:</FONT>
<FONT size=2>300 gr., flour</FONT>
<FONT size=2>200 gr. butter</FONT>
<FONT size=2>150 gr. sugar 1 egg, a bit of vanilla sugar or vanilla
extract, a few drops of lemon juice.</FONT>

<FONT size=2>Let it harden somewhat, then cut it into three (my mother used
to cut it into 5 and made 5 layers, but I am lazy and like to simplify

<FONT size=2>Thin each portion out with a rolling pin, and fit it into a
round baking pan. Bake them separately. Watch the color, when it becomes light
brown, so kind of golden, wait a while and then remove it from the pan carefully
. Now if it breaks, don't panic, just fit the pieces together the filling will
cover all sins.</FONT>

<FONT size=2>For the filling you need:</FONT>
<FONT size=2>About 300 gr. walnuts, "gemalen" how in heaven's name do you
say "gemalen in English? You see, I DO have a problem with translation) and
slightly roasted. Watch it when you roast them, I burned the whole batch once or

<FONT size=2>Add the roasted walnuts to half a liter of sour cream (or more
if you like. No low fat!) sweeten the whole thing according to
<FONT size=2>add again vanilla extract.</FONT>

<FONT size=2>Now spread a third of this mixture on the first layer, cover
it with the second layer, spread again, and finally cover the whole cake with
the sour cream mixture. I usually leave a bit of the roasted walnuts to decorate
the upper layer.</FONT>

<FONT size=2>Now: NOT right away into the fridge, the cake's got to sit for
a while, so that the sour cream seeps into the layers. Let's say</FONT>
<FONT size=2>a couple of hours or so.</FONT>

<FONT size=2>So this is the classic of all classic cakes from the Bucovina.
More to follow.</FONT>

<FONT size=2>In the meantime have a nice holiday season,</FONT>
<FONT size=2>Lucca</FONT>


Received on 2003-12-25 18:10:55

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