Everyone (or almost) loves pastries. Cakes, cookies, pastries or other sweet dishes, our taste buds love them. To end a family meal, accompany your coffee or simply to have fun at home, all occasions are good to prepare a good cake. However, it is often said that baking is like carrying out a chemistry experiment. More rigorous than cooking, it often leaves little room for error. In this article, we offer you the recipe for an ultra-soft milk cake to be sure to make your dessert a success every time.
Demanding, the pastry must be done in a meticulous and attentive manner. Following the recipe steps to the letter, paying attention to the temperature of the ingredients or respecting the cooking time to the minute, all these factors are essential to keep in mind to make the cake of your dreams.
Of course, if you are not yet in the stage of participating in your favorite pastry show, it is better to start your initiation with simple, but no less tasty recipes. Also, to get off to a good start, it is important to know the mistakes to avoid.
The secrets to making a successful pastry
1) Read the recipe before you start
To avoid realizing in the middle of the recipe that your dough needs to rest 2 hours in the fridge before you can continue your preparation. It is important to read your recipe beforehand in order to organize the stages of preparation. This will save you from stress and allow you to transform this moment into a pleasant and enjoyable activity.
2) Respect the temperature of the ingredients
In general, it is recommended to use ingredients in baking at room temperature, unless of course, your recipe tells you otherwise. For example, to make snow white, it is necessary that the eggs have been taken out of the fridge at least 1 or 2 hours before.
3) Weigh the ingredients accurately
The pastry is said to be an exact science. So, in this area, know that having the compass in your eye is not enough. To be successful in your preparation, it is important to pay extreme attention to the grammages and to follow the recipe instructions precisely.
4) Avoid opening the oven door
This is a common mistake for many people. When we bake our pastry, we often tend to want to check the progress of our “work”. However, opening your oven door every 10 minutes will bring in ambient air and your cake will eventually suffer the damage of the temperature change.
Milk cake recipe
For 6 persons
- 3 tablespoons of honey
- The zest of half a lemon
- The juice of a lemon
- 75 g soft butter
- 1 vanilla pod
- 200g of flour
- 1 sachet of baking powder
- 100 g fine semolina
- 2 eggs
- 33 cl milk
Start by preheating your oven to 180 °.
In a bowl, mix the butter with the honey. Continuing to mix, then add the eggs, vanilla and lemon zest.
In another bowl, mix the flour, semolina and baking powder. Then add your mixture to the first. Once you have obtained a homogeneous preparation, add the milk and the lemon juice, mixing gently using a whisk.
Pour this preparation into a previously buttered mold and bake for 40 minutes °.
Take out your cake and let it cool before removing it from the mold.
It’s ready! Enjoy your meal!