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Fir spruce tips cake. I made one!

jowitt.europejowitt.europe ModeratorPosts: 608 admin

Fir spruce tips cake. I made one! It tastes wonderful of conifer forest on a warm day!

I found this recipe and wanted to try it out.

This is the original recipe: 

-1 cup of yogurt (here 0.5l)

-1 cup of flour

-1 cup of sugar

-1.5 cups of chopped young spruce or fir shoots

-Some oil

-4 eggs

-1 packet of baking powder

-If you like the grated zest of 2 lemons

It's all about the ratio of the ingredients to each other, so you can really use any container (glass, bowl). All ingredients are mixed together until a homogeneous mass is formed. The cake is baked in a preheated oven at 180 C degrees fan for about 30 minutes.

My recipe

This is a test so I took a really small container - 100ml

-1 cup of yogurt (home made)

-1 cup of walnut flower

-1 cup of cut dried dates and date paste

-1.5 cups of chopped young spruce and fir shoots

-2 tea spoons of olive oil

-2 eggs

-1/3 packet of baking powder

I mixed all the ingredients except the spruces, then added the spruces without chopping and blended all the ingredients.

I preheated the oven to 180 C fan and baked for 15 minutes, then checked. It was already brownish, thus I switched off the fan and reduced temperature to 150C. 

If you do the whole portion, you might need 180C for 30 minutes, but I would not use fan. 

Collecting tips:

When collecting, please ensure that you only take a few treetops per tree and, preferably from lower branches. And be careful not to collect yew spruces. They are poisonous!

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