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Cake "Emerald Turtle"

Ingredients for making the Emerald Turtle Cake

For the test

  1. Condensed milk 1 can
  2. Wheat flour 450 grams
  3. Chicken eggs 1 piece
  4. Baking soda 1 teaspoon
  5. 1/6 teaspoon vinegar

For custard

  1. Milk 500 milliliters
  2. 2 eggs
  3. Sugar 200 grams
  4. Wheat flour 2 tablespoons
  5. Vanilla Sugar 1 sachet
  6. Butter 220 grams

For decorating

  1. Kiwi 10-13 pieces
  • Main Ingredients Kiwi, Condensed Milk
  • Portion10-12


Frying pan, stewpan, whisk, rolling pin, flat plate, kitchen knife, tablespoon, cutting board, knife for cleaning vegetables, serving dish, fork, spatula, deep plate - 2 pieces.

Cooking Emerald Turtle Cake:

Step 1: Prepare the cream.

Let's start making the cake by making a custard. If you have never cooked it before, now is the time to try it. After all, this is done quite easily, but meanwhile, such a cream is often used not only to soak cakes, but also to fill eclairs and generally goes well with various pastries.
First break the chicken eggs and use a whisk to mix them with milk.

Now add the same vanilla and regular sugar. Shake everything thoroughly with a whisk again. Pour wheat flour into the cream and put everything on fire.

Boil the cream over medium heat stirring all the time until it thickens, in this case it’s about 15-25 minutes. In any case, you will feel when the custard needs to be removed from the stove.
Let the custard cool down a bit, and then melt the butter in it, stirring until the mass becomes homogeneous again. Close the saucepan with the finished cream lid and set it aside for now.

Step 2: Cook the dough.

In a deep bowl, mix the chicken egg and condensed milk. Separately extinguish baking soda with vinegar, and then add it to the common plate. Now it remains only to gradually add wheat flour and knead the dough. First with a whisk, and then with your hands. The dough in the end will turn out to be pleasant to the touch, soft and very elastic.
Important: maybe a little more flour is needed, therefore, as they say, be guided by the situation.
Divide the finished dough into 10-12 balls different sizes. The easiest way to do this is to first split the dough in half. From one half do 4-5 balls more, and another pinch about 1/3 and roll out of it 3-4 small balls, from the remaining test you get about 3-4 medium sized balls.

Step 3: Roll out the cakes.

Prepare a work surface and rolling pin, sprinkling them with flour. Then, in turn, roll each ball into a flat and rather thin cake. After you roll out the first cake, chop it with a fork over the entire area.

When all the cakes are rolled out, only then go to the next step.

Step 4: Bake the cakes.

Each cake must be fried on both sides in a dry pan (dry, that is, without adding any oil whatsoever).

For a better result, first you need to heat the pan well, then lay out the dough and, when it is bubbly and covered on one side with a crispy crust, turn it upside down with its raw side.
Usually, frying one cake takes 1.5-2 minutes, so this process is very fast, and if you decide that you have time to roll out the next portion of the test while the previous one is preparing, then you are very mistaken.

Step 5: Trim the cakes.

After frying, each cake needs to be done more accurately by cutting off uneven edges. This can be done using plates of different diameters or pre-prepared templates.
Important: don’t throw the dough slices, firstly they are also tasty, and secondly, they will still be useful to us.

As a result, you will get several cakes of different diameters, so that the shell of your turtle will get the desired round shape.

Step 6: Prepare the Kiwi

When both the cakes and custard are ready, all that remains is to peel the kiwi from the skin and cut each fruit into thin circles or ovals (that is, kiwi can be cut either lengthwise or crosswise).
Important: it is better to take solid fruits, because softer simply can not be finely chopped.

Step 7: Collect the Emerald Turtle Cake

And finally, we came to the most interesting, to the assembly of the cake. To do this, take a suitable flat dish in size and place the first large cake on it, and then pour it with custard.

Using a tablespoon, spread the cream over the entire area of ​​the cake.

Then gently spread thin slices of kiwi, and on top we again coat them with cream and lay a new crust.

Keep up the good work by consistently reducing the size of the cakes so that the smallest appears at the very top.

In order to smooth the corners, take trimmings of cakes and place them in those places where you consider it necessary. Then cover the cake with the remaining custard on top. This way you get a hemisphere.

From the remaining pieces of kiwi, make a turtle shell. Thin slices of fruit glide well, so it’s better to put them on top and lay out those that are thicker below.
When the carapace is ready, cut the muzzle, paws and tail from the whole kiwi, place them on a saucer in the places laid down for these tortoise body parts, and then put the cake a little to insist so that the cakes absorb part of the cream.

Step 8: Serve the Emerald Turtle Cake.

After half an hour, the Emerald Turtle cake is ready and you can invite everyone to drink tea.

Cakes are obtained with something similar to cookies, and the cream combines incredibly well with them. Kiwi add some sourness and therefore the cake turns out to be moderately sweet and not at all cloying. So all this beauty not only looks good on the table, but also very tasty, be sure to try it.
Enjoy your meal!

Recipe Tips:

- You can divide the dough into 8 equal parts, fry the cakes, and after that cut them, making each next 1-1.5 centimeter smaller.

- Cream for spreading cakes, you can choose any, for example sour cream or use whipped cream with sugar.

- This recipe can become the basis for your culinary creativity, because on its likeness you can make not only a turtle, but also a soccer ball, for example, or just a hemisphere cake decorated with those fruits that you like most.