History of the Strasbourg pie
If to remember the historical mention of this cake, the first thing that comes to mind is in the lines of Alexander Pushkin's "Eugene Onegin": "... the Strasbourg pie imperishable." But this is not about our cake bot about a world-famous pie stuffed with meat, which was beloved by Russian nobles. And this meat pie has much more to do with a pate than usual dough. It was invented in 1782 by chef Jean-Joseph Klose and this pate still remains a delicacy in different parts of the world. Our original Strasbourg pie with plums is easier attributed to common in this region of tarts with a variety of fillings. But it differs from the classic plum tart, which is covered with plum halves all around the surface.
The health benefits of the Strasbourg plum cake
Sweet dishes and desserts can hardly be attributed to a really healthy food, tart is anyway better than others in this case. This is due to the use of a large number of plums and cottage cheese which are rather healthy. Plums, but the way, have a truly rich composition of vitamins and minerals. And with the content of just 38-50 calories per 100 grams, plum is a great dietary product. Antioxidants, vitamin A and beta-carotene (especially in yellow plums), vitamin B, and much more make these fruit essential in the daily diet. This Strasbourg pie with plums recipe is simple enough to be accessible for even unexperienced confectioner. But this simplicity only makes our dessert better. Its amazing taste will get one of your favorites once try it.
Ingredients for the dough:
- 200 grams of flour
- 125 grams of butter
- 2 tbsp of sugar
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 egg
- 200 ml of Sour cream
- 250 grams of goat cheese
- 100 grams of sugar
- 50 grams of stash
- 2 eggs
Step by step instruction to prepare the Strasbourg pie with plums
- Prepare all the necessary products that are required for the Strasbourg pie with plums recipe. The choice will be high-quality sweet blue plums grown organically on the farm. In addition, you need homemade eggs, goat fat cottage cheese, flour, starch, butter, sour cream, fat, salt, sugar.
To start, prepare the necessary products.
- For the dough, mix the flour with salt and sugar in a bowl, add the soft butter in.
In a deep bowl, mix flour, salt, sugar and softened butter.
- Mash these products into crumbs using a fork.
With a fork, turn all the ingredients into crumbs.
- Add chicken egg to the crumbs.
Now, we add an egg in the dough.
- Combine the eggs with crumbs and shape soft dough.
Mix the egg with other ingredients and knead the dough until soft.
- Place the parchment layer on the bottom of the round baking dish. Butter the rims of the dish(or margarine).
Cover the dish with parchment, then grease the edges with butter.
- Put the thin dough in the baking dish, make the edges using a fork, as shown in the picture.
Now place the rolled dough in the dish and, with a fork , form the edges.
- Now, the pie filling. Combine egg with sugar, using only egg yolks.
For the filling, combine the sugar and egg yolks.
- Add there cottage cheese, sour cream and starch.
Add some cottage cheese, sour cream and starch.
- Whisk the dough until uniform. You can also use a blender.
Now, it must be carefully stirred without any lumps, this can be done manually or using a blender.
- Then, beat whites separately and carefully add them into the rest of the mixture.
Egg whites should be beaten separately and finally added to the filling.
- Spread the mixture over the dough in the baking dish.
Cooked filling should be spread in the dish with dough.
- Spread the plums (without seeds) on the surface, as shown on the photo.
Washed plums without seeds should be spread.
- Sprinkle each plum with sugar.
Now every piece of fruit should be sugared.
- Bake tart until cooked at 400F for about 45 minutes. When serving, you can sprinkle it with powdered sugar.
Bake the pie at 400F for about 45 minutes. Before serving you may sprinkle it with powdered sugar.
Alternatives and onions of Strasbourg cake with plums
Among the most popular options of the plum cakes in Alsace, it is worth noting not only Strasbourg pie recipe we mentioned above, but also Alsatian plum tart called ‘'auxQuetsches'', which is not prepared with the usual plum but with damson, which is one of the subspecies of the usual fruit. Here go the instructions for preparation of this type of French pastries:
Ingredients: 1 package of frozen vanilla pastry, 1.3 kg of solid plums, 2 tbsp of white sugar, 2 tbsp of breadcrumbs, ground cinnamon.
- Step 1 - Prepare the plums: wash fruits and dry them with paper towels. Cut the plums into halves and remove the seeds. Make vertical incision on each half somewhere one third of the total length.
- Step 2 - Mke the dough: butter the baking dish 22 cm. Then put the dough in and, with a fork, pricked the dough so that it will no longer bubble. Heat the oven to 440 F.
- Step 3 - Assemble the tart: pour the bread crumbs on the dough and half tablespoon of sugar. This will help to absorb the excess liquid from the fruit, so that your cake will not be wet. Begin to lay out a plum from the edges, moving of the dish to the center close to each other, as if it were a flower petals. Then sprinkle the tart with a mixture of the remaining sugar and cinnamon.
- Step 4 - bake it: cook the tart for 40 minutes in a preheated oven until the plum edges are lightly toasted.
- Step 5 - serve it: although this cake is good as a separate dish, you can attribute it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Choose dessert wine, such as Alsatian Gewurztraminer or Muscat "Baume de Venise", produced in the Rhone Valley.
HozOboz hopes that you’ll surprise you loved ones with these French recipes. Feel like in autumn Alsace and enjoy this exquisite taste. Enjoy new gastronomic experiences! Bon Appetite!