A cake from the Russian Cuisine that celebrates the flavour of honey.
Typical of Russian cuisine, the cake as you will see is a very simple cake in terms of ingredients. It’s iconic look is layered (7-8 layers) and is filled with whipped cream in every layer then coated with honey cake crumbs.
When it comes to honey, you know what I am going to tell you, it is all about the preservation not the depletion! Yes the bees are most crucial to life on earth and we must be very mindful of that. Also, raw honey that is not treated, processed or quite simply messed with is the best type of honey to go for. Nutritionally superior, and definitely healthier, that is if you do not want to consider the absolutely superior flavour.
With that said, the thing I worry about when it comes to honey are the multitudes of Faux honey out there!! Yes and in big brand names!! These are made with corn syrup, similar to golden syrup and are paused for honey in most supermarkets. Corn Syrup is not the best thing for your health and is mostly filled with GMO corn…etc.. Not to make this too long and academic for you, these are some of the reasons why the old wisdom of “know thy foodmaker” is the wisest thing you do. Always buy from trusted sources and from the closest proximity possible.
Why don’t you try with different honey types, different flavour infusions? Why not, creativity is essential to a non-boring kitchen/cooking time. 🙂
Make sure to roll the dough thinly, it will rise slightly in the oven, also make sure the temperature of the oven is not too high, in order for the dough to remain smooth and not turn cookie on you!