2011 big hits and correcting a mistake…Flockensahne cake

Last post of 2011
Surprise ! Surprise !
You know what I post, but do you know what people read on this blog ?

Well the most popular thing seems to be :
desserts français

And you wonder which dessert ? You want to know the most searched delicacy that brings people on this blog.

Number 1 :
-Flockensahne cake

In a way I’m glad that so many people loved it, but I feel bad as I didn’t even give that recipe of this major French classic. Grrrr…. You wanted it ? Wait a few minutes.

And then ?
-La creme Mont-Blanc

And you like chocolate a lot.
Particularly :
Guilt free chocolate cake

You guys eat only sweets, don’t you ? Even Japanese ones wagashi.
-Tamago-chan, cute egg

There are a few elitist readers that eat before their dessert.
They like the cuisine française. Good to read. Like what ? Oh, c’est de la grande cuisine :
-omelette baveuse
-croque-monsieur

There are fans of Japanese cuisine :

-negiyaki (green okonomiyaki)
-sobagaki

An unexpected guest :

Shan yellow tofu

Gateau flocon de neige – Flocken Sahne Torte

It’s just a cream puff… with some Bauhaus style structure.

Flat puffs (for 3 servings like on the photo) :
-In a pan, melt 1 tbs of butter. Add 1/2 cup of boiling water. Mix well. Add in one time 4 big tbs of flour. Start stirring with a wooden spoon.
-Cook and stir on low heat till the dough gets compact (1st photo).
-Beat 1 egg. Add the half of it, mix well. Add in the second half. Stir till you get a smooth and elastic dough.
-Make 3 similar circles (any shape) of 2 millimeters of thickness on baking paper or in pie trays.
-Bake 10 minutes at 180 C. Then sprinkle confectioner’s sugar. Bake 2~3 more minutes in the higher part of oven, till the crust is golden.

Architecture :
-Whip 1 cup of cream (if you want it firmer than on this photo use cream with a high content of fat, 30 to 40%), or use thick sour cream. Add a little Kirsch liquor and sugar to your taste. I add very little sugar in the cream.
-Place raspberries (or whatever, or nothing) on the first crust. Cover with cream. Add the second crust. Cream. The final crust.
-Sprinkle with a little Ceylon cinnamon, then with a lot of confectioner sugar.
-You can decorate with fruits or roast almond slices. You can put cream around and put almond slices and crust crumbs around (so you should bake one more).

Serving :
-I have no idea how that cake can be cut elegantly to be served. Cut before putting the cream. It tastes creat… no gream, well sehr gut eaten with fingers.

7 thoughts on “2011 big hits and correcting a mistake…Flockensahne cake

  1. I have a similar experience. So many people claim they want to eat healthier but drool over the dessert posts instead. 😀

    The most popular post on my blog is a dessert post, too. I don’t do dessert posts that often because I’m not much of a baker but I can’t argue with the stats.

    • I guess most food blogs have the same sweet tooth visitors. Some blogs have ended up posting only the most popular sweets. It’s a bad idea. We’d all end up repeating forever the same posts about the 50 most popular food in the world. That would be the death of food blogs.
      Reading the keywords everyday is a childish pleasure as I often have one or two occasions to laugh. Someone was searching “ikea golfball” yesterday and here, at best, they can find how to make theirs in bread dough…

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