An unpretentious wild bird cherry is consideredSlavic symbol. She is sung in verse and pictures, always excites with fragrant color and pleases with taste. The bactericidal, anti-inflammatory, vitamin, and fortifying properties of this plant are well known.
On grocery counters and storefrontshealthy food, you can almost always see small bags with the inscription "Flour bird flour". For some, their contents are exotic and unknown, and for others - kind greetings from childhood.
Flour from bird cherry is dried and groundtogether with the bones of the berry of this tree. It has a dark color, an amaretto smell and a sweet, slightly astringent, taste. It is a useful and tasty product, rich in vitamins, trace elements, tannins.
At home, bird cherry flour is obtained with a good mill - solid bones of dried berries are difficult to grind - the grinder knives can suffer.
Like whole berries, bird cherry flour goes for the preparation of kissels, liqueurs, vitamin drinks, it is good to make a basis for cakes, rolls, cakes and stuffing for sweet pies.
For many Siberians, one of the memories of childhood- an open pie from yeast dough with a thick layer of bird cherry filling, greased on top of a dense rustic sour cream with sugar. A spicy, yellowish egg base, a thick dark purple berry mass and gradually colored white creamy tenderness - an amazing dessert delighted the eye and asked in the mouth!
The Siberian cherry was harvested and dried in large quantities and transported to a mill to grind.
A cake of bird cherry flour baked on a large baking tray could be stored and even frozen for future use, only sour cream to spread on the table.
Most of the usual recipes for sweets, we begin to revise and modify, motivating it not only for the high cost of products, but also for the purpose of reducing calorie content or to prepare for fasting.
So, yeast dough in milk, with lots of eggs, butter and sugar, is, of course, delicious. But you can try other recipes. Flour bird flour is great for these purposes.
Yeast pie cake
For the test, sift 450 grams of flour, dissolve20 g of pressed yeast (or 8 grams of dry) in 250 ml of warm water, add 1/3 teaspoon of salt, 2-3 tablespoons of sugar (you can increase the amount to 0.5 cup). When the yeast disperse and lift up the "cap", pour in the flour and add a few spoons of vegetable oil.
Dough to knead, cover, let rise. Roll out on a baking sheet, lifting it at the sides.
(This same dough with less sugar can be used for lean buns and pies with any unsweetened stuffings: cabbage, potatoes, fish, mushrooms and even pickles!)
For toppings flour floury brewed with a small amount of hot wateror milk. You can not add sugar. Thickened stuffing put on the dough a layer of 1 - 2 centimeters thick, bake at 180 degrees until browning the sides of the dough.
For fudge, grind sugar into powder, drip some lemon juice and spoon add boiling water to get a mass that can be smeared or put in a grid on the cooled stuffing.
For such a pie, you need at least a glass of ground bird cherry.
If you have a bag weighing 50 grams, you can make a variation of the American "Crazy Cake", taking bird cherry instead of cocoa.
Light black cake
For him it is necessary to take:
300 g of flour;
150 g of sugar (can be less);
50 g of bird cherry flour;
0.5 tsp. soda;
a pinch of salt.
Mix loose ingredients. Add:
200 ml of water (juice or milk);
50-100 ml of refined vegetable oil.
Stir well, pour into a mold, bake until ready (check with a toothpick).
A cake of bird cherry flour can be cut into two layers and glued together with sour cream and sour cream. Put for a few hours in the refrigerator to soak.
On top of the finished cake pour sweet or sprinkle with powdered sugar. Enjoyment is guaranteed!
Sweet cherry roll with cottage cheese filling
A gentle, fragrant, black and white roll will delight any sweet tooth.
For him, you need to beat 2 eggs with 100 grams of sugar and 200 grams of sour cream, add 50-60 grams of bird cherry flour and a pinch of soda.
Pour 100 grams of flour, mix well and pour the dough on a baking sheet covered with baking paper. Smooth and bake for 12-15 minutes. It is important not to overdry.
As a filling use soft curd with cream and sugar powder, cream cheese or sweet curd mass.
Smear the baked biscuit and carefully roll the roll. Decorate with sugar, powdered sugar and / or coconut shavings.
And still from bird cherry you can cook raw jam, but for this you have to work hard.
Piquant taste of this jar is given exactly to the crushed bones, although to an unusual person this consistency may seem rude.
Berries at least two times to scroll throughgrinder, using first a large, and then a small grate. If desired, you can additionally wipe through a sieve to remove large fragments of bones. Then mix with an equal or a little more sugar, stir well and put them into jars. Keep the jam in a cool place.
A thick, viscous mass is good in and of itself, and as a filling. From it you can make mors or jelly.
Unjustly forgotten, but useful products gradually return to our lives, giving pleasant memories and helping to maintain health. Among them bird cherry flour takes a worthy place.