In this review, we will talk about dessert. We will prepare a plum cake with apples and crispy nut meringue. We chose this recipe for a reason. In an abundance of various confectionery products, this one seems to us the most unhackneyed, quite unusual and at the same time incredibly tasty. And most importantly, with such a dessert you can always surprise your guests, even those whose tastes are too pretentious. We received this plum cake and its recipe from a confectioner whose creations are able to satisfy the most demanding requests, and therefore we dare to hope that you will appreciate it. But before moving on to the most step-by-step cooking recipe, let's talk about historical facts, about the methods of its preparation and the benefits of the dish.
A pie is a fried or baked pastry dish that requires a filling. Moreover, the filling can be both sweet and spicy. In our case, we will talk about dessert, and therefore plums will serve as a filling. In general, a pie in one form or another and under different names can be found in any cuisine of the world. So in France it is customary to call it tarte or quiche, in Arab countries flat matrabaki pies are very popular, in the USA such confectionery products are called pai nu in their own way, etc. No less diverse are the types of dough that are used for pies.
There are puff, yeast, biscuit and even shortbread pies with fillings from berries, fruits, cheese and cottage cheese, cereals and nuts. Sometimes there are completely unique images, for example, imagine if we cooked our dessert and placed it not as it should be, but upside down - we would get a very popular plum cake inverted in France. It would also be possible to prepare a dense shortbread dough and not roll it out, but rub it on a baking sheet - here's an excellent plum shortcake called grated. And if we left the filling open, we could make an American-style plum pie. Well, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of such options.
In general, there is a unique pie not only in any country, but even in any small town or region. Everyone is trying to create a so-called feature of the area by designating it with a certain dish. This is how Ossetian pie, Christmas pumpkin and pecan pie in America and Tatar rice pies appeared. As for our dessert, it is not famous for any special merits - its main asset is a very special taste, which you will still be able to appreciate, but for now a few words about the benefits of the dish.
If you were hoping to read here about what to eat pies, we hasten to upset you, you will not find such lines. Yes, nothing has changed and desserts, including pies, are still of little value and inevitably lead to weight gain. However, if you eat them wisely and fill them with useful ingredients as much as possible, you can minimize the danger. In our case, this is exactly what we were aiming for.
If you follow these recommendations of ours, you will probably even get some benefit. So what are the good parts of the pie? First of all, let's talk about plums: they contain a large amount of vitamins, as well as phosphorus, potassium and calcium. Due to this, plum has a great effect on digestion and improves intestinal motility, providing a mild laxative effect on the body. For this, it is the plum that is recommended for diseases of the kidneys, urinary system and anemia. And the plum has no equal with constipation and high blood pressure.
Only those who suffer from dehydration and high acidity should be careful with it. As for apples, they can be safely called one of the champions in the content of vitamins and other useful substances. Apples contain both pectins and starch, many minerals and organic acids, while about 90% of their content is just water. It is apples that perfectly normalize digestion, have a beneficial effect on atherosclerosis, and are useful for vitamin deficiencies and general weakness.
Well, for more confidence in the need for such a dessert in your menu, we also added meringue with walnuts to it. By itself, egg white is a powerful source of niacin, a brain nutrient, and choline, which improves memory, while nuts, in turn, contain valuable amino acids and vitamins, and in very large quantities. Thus, as you can see for yourself, only the most useful ingredients are inside the pie, and therefore our dessert will not only be tasty, but also valuable for the health of the whole organism. So let's imagine that a little bit of dough is just a price to pay for the benefit of the pie. It's time to cook a plum cake and we offer you our recipe with a photo.
Our recipe is now at your disposal. We hope that this plum cake and its photo woke up your appetite and made you immediately go to the kitchen. Or maybe they brought you pleasant memories and you are ready to bake your signature plum cake, which will be based on shortcrust pastry or biscuit? If so, we are waiting for photos and cooking instructions. Let's cook together - it's much more pleasant than doing it alone. Join the friendly and cheerful HozOboz family and you will be happy.