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Crepe Cake with custard creme
Yes-yes! It’s blini again! I was eating lots of crepes last two weeks, seems I need to stop. 😀 But this is the whole cake! Believe me, you need to try it once to be obsessed forever! 😉 Just few days back I was watching one video and Russian confectioner made sweet blini-cake, it was a sign to make it and of course to try new recipe of blini. It turned out to be easy to make, but get ready to prepare a lots of blini! Despite the fact that I used too wide pan and the stack wasn’t high as much as I wanted, blini turned out thin, tender and very tasty.
I decided to make custard cream (the confectioner made another cream), which is not very sweet and buttery. The quantity of the cream was more than enough for my cake, so I spread it on each crepe and put the cake in the fridge to set. Impatiently, I sliced into the cake, bite it and was surprised, the crepes absorbed almost all the cream. There was only the one way out – to eat it with sweet condensed milk on side. 😀 So, next time I will make double quantity of the cream.
Before assembling the cake, allow the crepes and cream to cool completely.
The crepe-cake tastes also good on the second day and can be a tasty breakfast, if you manage to save a slice that long!
Thin Blini (crepes)
300g flour- sift in a bowl
1 tsp/5g salt
5 eggs, beaten
70g butter, melted
500ml milk, full fat
4 egg yolks
100g fine sugar
1 vanilla bean or 1 tsp extract
In a small bowl whisk together sugar and yolks until the mixture is pale. Add cornmeal while continuing to gently whisk the mixture.
In a pan bring milk with vanilla bean to a boil while constantly stirring and taking care not to burn it.
Gradually pour half of the hot milk into the egg mixture while continuing to stir. Pour egg mixture into the pan with the other half of milk, continuously stir. Continue cooking and stirring to the point of the mixture becoming thick and custard forming – about 10 minutes.