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About the Recipe
Most of the ingredients for the cake should be available in any store. You can use fresh or dry yeast, just remember that the proportions are different.
3/4 cups of sugar
2 tsp 2.5 cup of flour
0.5 cup of butter
4 egg yolks
5 tsp of dry yeast
1.3 cups of milk
2 tsp of vanilla extract
lemon zest from 1 lemon
1.5 cup of raisins
0.5 tsp of saltsliced almonds for decorations
In a small bowl mix 2 tsp of sugar, flour, 1/2 cup of warm milk and yeast. Mix them well together, cover with a clean cloth and put in a warm place to grow for about 20- 25 min.
In a big mixing bowl add the rest of the flour, sugar, vanilla sugar and salt. Shred the butter on a grater and mix it with the rest of the ingredients. Mix in the rest of the milk, lemon zest, 3 yolks and the yeast mixture.
Knead the dough, form a ball, cover it and put it aside to grow for 30 min.
Add raisins, knead again. Place it in a Fluted Cake Pan, cover again with a cloth and again let it grow. And preheat the oven to 350 F.
Scramble the last yolk, using a smear on top of the cake. Sprinkle the almonds and bake for 35 min.
Serve it with butter and your favorite jam.
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