DIY with Olga MI. Honey cake






Cake Layers Ingredients:

4 Tbsp (1/4 cup) honey

¾ cup granulated sugar

2 Tbsp unsalted butter

3 large eggs, beaten with a fork

1 tsp baking soda

3 cups all-purpose flour (I used unbleached, organic)

Sour Cream Frosting Ingredients:

32 oz sour cream

2 cups powdered sugar

1 cup heavy whipping cream

For the topping:

½ lb Fresh Berries, optional


How to Make The Cake Layers:

Add ¾ cup sugar, ¼ cup honey and 2 Tbsp unsalted butter to a medium sauce pan and melt them together over medium/low heat, whisking occasionally until sugar is melted (5-7 mins). Don’t put them over high heat or they may scorch to the bottom.

As soon as the sugar is dissolved, remove from heat and while it’s still hot, add in your beaten eggs in a slow steady stream while whisking vigorously until all of your eggs are incorporated (whisk constantly so you don’t end up with scrambled eggs).

Whisk in the baking soda until no lumps remain, then fold in your 3 cups flour ½ cup at a time with a spatula until the dough reaches a clay consistency and doesn’t stick to your hands. Mine took exactly 3 cups flour (measured precisely, scraping off the top of the cup).

Cut the dough into 8 equal pieces and move on to the next step right away (these roll out best when the dough is still warm)

On a well-floured surface, roll each piece out into a thin 9″ circle (about ⅛” thick). You can sprinkle the top with a little flour too to keep dough from sticking to your rolling pin. Place a 9″ plate or base from a springform mold over your rolled dough and trace around it with a pizza cutter to get a perfect circle. Keep the scraps for later. Transfer the dough to a large sheet of parchment paper and bake 2 at a time at 350˚F for 4-5 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely before stacking. Repeat with remaining layers.

Finally bake the scraps separated evenly on a re-used sheet of parchment. Once the scraps are baked, cooled and firm, you can crush them with a rolling pin or pulse them in a food processor until you have fine crumbs.

How to make the frosting:

Beat 1 cup heavy cream until fluffy and stiff peaks form (1-2 min on high speed).

In a separate bowl, whisk together 32 oz sour cream with 2 cups powdered sugar. Fold the whipped cream into the sour cream and you have your frosting. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Assembling your Cake:

Spread about ⅓ cup frosting on each cake layer (don’t skimp on it since the cake needs to absorb some of the cream to become ultra soft. Press the cake layers down gently as you go to keep the layers from having air gaps. Frost the top and sides with the remaining frosting.

Dust the top and sides with your breadcrumbs, then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. This cake needs time to absorb some of the cream and soften, so be patient. It’s worth the wait!


Photo by Olga MI.  Download here

Готовим с Ольгой. Блины

Да! Масленица! Блины:)



Конечно не могла не поделиться своим рецептом блинов. Может быть и у вас такой же?

Делаю блины пополам молоко и минеральная (очень газированная) вода.

Значит так:

  • 3 яйца
  • 3 ст.л. сахара
  • 0,5 ч. л. соли
  • 300 мл молока
  • 300 мл минеральной воды
  • 300 гр муки.
  • растительное масло

Взбить блендером, печь на сковороде:)

И вкусненько с разной начинкой…

Приятного аппетита

С уважением,


DIY with Olga MI. Lemon pie

Hello everyone :)lemon pie so delicious and tasty…let’s do it!


2 1/2 cups (12.5 ounces; 350 grams) all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons (25 grams) sugar

1 teaspoon (5 grams) kosher salt

2 1/2 sticks (10 ounces; 280 grams) unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch pats

6 tablespoons (3 ounces; 85 milliliters) cold water

1.Combine two thirds of flour with sugar and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse twice to incorporate. Spread butter chunks evenly over surface. Pulse until no dry flour remains and dough just begins to collect in clumps, about 25 short pulses. Use a rubber spatula to spread the dough evenly around the bowl of the food processor. Sprinkle with remaining flour and pulse until dough is just barely broken up, about 5 short pulses. Transfer dough to a large bowl.

2.Sprinkle with water then using a rubber spatula, fold and press dough until it comes together into a ball. Divide ball in half. Form each half into a 4-inch disk. Wrap tightly in plastic and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before rolling and baking.

and we need

3 Meyer lemons, cut into very thin rounds (using a slicer or mandolin is advised)

2 cups sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

2 egg yolks

3 tablespoons all purpose flour

egg wash (made from 1 egg beaten with a pinch of salt)

Sanding sugar


Toss the lemon slices with the 2 cups of sugar until the slices are all evenly coated and macerate (allow them to sit so the sugar can draw the liquid out) for two hours at room temperature.

2.Preheat the oven to 425°F. Beat the eggs and yolks together with the salt. Add flour a little at a time, whisking continuously to avoid flour lumps. Add egg mixture to the lemons and mix well with a big rubber spatula. Pour the mixture into the chilled bottom crust. Cover with the chilled top crust and trim the edges, then shape the edges as desired, creating a seal. Cut slits in the top to vent the pie, then place in the fridge for 20 minutes.

3.Right before baking, brush the top of the pie with egg wash and sprinkle with sanding sugar. Bake at 425°F for 20 minutes on the bottom rack, turning halfway through. Turn the oven down to 350°F and bake until the filling puffs the crust up a bit, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely, then chill for at least one hour before serving.

🙂 welcome

DIY with Olga MI. Apple pie

So delicious and tasty…..Ok. Let’s make it:)




2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

4 teaspoons sugar

1/4 teaspoon fine salt

14 tablespoons cold butter, diced

1 large egg, lightly beaten with 2 tablespoons cold water


2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

3 pounds baking apples like Golden Delicious, Cortland, or Mutsu

2/3 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling on the pie

1/4 cup unsalted butter

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Generous pinch of ground nutmeg

1 large egg, lightly beaten


Make the dough by hand. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, and salt. Using your fingers, work the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles yellow corn meal mixed with bean sized bits of butter. (If the flour/butter mixture gets warm, refrigerate it for 10 minutes before proceeding.) Add the egg and stir the dough together with a fork or by hand in the bowl. If the dough is dry, sprinkle up to a tablespoon more of cold water over the mixture.

Make the dough in a food processor. With the machine fitted with the metal blade, pulse the flour, sugar, and salt until combined. Add the butter and pulse until it resembles yellow corn meal mixed with bean size bits of butter, about 10 times. Add the egg and pulse 1 to 2 times; don’t let the dough form into a ball in the machine. (If the dough is very dry add up to a tablespoon more of cold water.) Remove the bowl from the machine, remove the blade, and bring the dough together by hand.

Form the dough into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 1 hour.

Make the filling. Put the lemon juice in a medium bowl. Peel, halve, and core the apples. Cut each half into 4 wedges. Toss the apple with the lemon juice. Add the sugar and toss to combine evenly.

In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the apples, and cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves and the mixture begins to simmer, about 2 minutes. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until the apples soften and release most of their juices, about 7 minutes.

Strain the apples in a colander over a medium bowl to catch all the juice. Shake the colander to get as much liquid as possible. Return the juices to the skillet, and simmer over medium heat until thickened and lightly caramelized, about 10 minutes.

In a medium bowl, toss the apples with the reduced juice and spices. Set aside to cool completely. (This filling can be made up to 2 days ahead and refrigerated or frozen for up to 6 months.)

Cut the dough in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll each half of dough into a disc about 11 to 12 inches wide. Layer the dough between pieces of parchment or wax paper on a baking sheet, and refrigerate for at least 10 minutes.

Place a rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Line the bottom of a 9-inch pie pan with one of the discs of dough, and trim it so it lays about 1/2 inch beyond the edge of the pan. Put the apple filling in the pan and mound it slightly in the center. Brush the top edges of the dough with the egg. Place the second disc of dough over the top. Fold the top layer of dough under the edge of the bottom layer and press the edges together to form a seal. Flute the edge as desired. Brush the surface of the dough with egg and then sprinkle with sugar. Pierce the top of the dough in several places to allow steam to escape while baking. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.

Bake the pie on a baking sheet until the crust is golden, about 50 minutes. Cool on a rack before serving. The pie keeps well at room temperature (covered) for 24 hours, or refrigerated for up to 4 days.

Cook’s Note: You may freeze the uncooked pie, but don’t brush it with egg or dust it with sugar beforehand. Place the pie in the freezer for 30 minutes, to harden it slightly, and then double wrap it with plastic wrap. Freeze for up to 6 months. When ready to bake, unwrap the pie and brush it with egg and sprinkle with sugar. Bake, from the frozen state, until golden brown, about 1 hour and 10 minutes.

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