SHF#11: Coffeecomb Cake
On Zorra's blog I read the reminding announcement for the event. I checked the theme out and decided to participate for the first time. The theme which loveSicily has chosen was coffee. The nice saying of Sheik Abd-al-Kadir on their (Katia and Ronald) website coupled with my love for Turkish coffee motivated me to take an action. Let me try to translate an old Turkish saying:
"Neither coffee wants my heart nor coffeehouse.
Coffee is the pretext, your company is the cause."
I baked a yeast cake with coffee. The original recipe was with cinnamon and sugar. Instead of these, I used Turkish coffee and an instant chocolate drink mix. Zinnur und me named this cake "coffee balls cake". While I was baking this cake my hard working son helped me out.
Here is the recipe:
For the dough:
3 cups flour
¼ cup melted butter
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon yeast
a pinch of salt
½ cup sugar (better taste and put more if necessary)
1 cup warm milk
To roll the balls of dough in:
A mixture of instant chocolate drink mix (Nesquik) and Turkish coffee
Prepare a dough with all the ingredients.
Allow dough to rise in a warm place for 15 minutes.
Take hazelnut-sized pieces and roll into balls.
Coat the balls with the mixture of coffee and Nesquik.
Put the balls in the baking pan.
Bake at 160°C for about half an hour.
Serve the cake with a sauce or glaze. Originally sweetened condensed milk was used as glaze. We had vanilla sauce instead.
Today when I was enjoying the cake with a friend, we both thought that it would go well with a chocolate sauce or a coconut milk sauce.Fantasy has no borders and coffee enhances your fantasy!
Here is another nice Turkish saying:
"A sip of Coffee makes you grateful for 40 years."