I am lucky enough to have many friends, but one that particularly inspires me is my good friend Olga, she comes from the Czech Republic and has a particular passion for baking. This dish is one she is rather fond of and was kind enough to share the recipe with me … I couldn’t be happier…
This rich cake is full of memories.. My very good friend Olga has taken the time and care to show me this dish and I'm so glad she did. It's full of taste, texture and the love she has for her Czech heritage...
First make the crumble by rubbing in the three ingredients for the crumble and set aside
Dissolve the yeast and 1 tbsp of the sugar in the warm milk, then sprinkle with a tbsp. of the flour. Cover and leave to ‘froth’ for about 15 minutes.
To make the cake mix, sift the remaining flour, add the remaining sugar and lemon zest. When the yeasted milk is frothy, add to the flour, adding also the vanilla and egg yolks. Mix well with wooden spoon. The mixture sure be the consistency of a thick batter. Add the melted butter and stir in. Beat with a wooden spoon for a few minutes. Cover with cling film and rest in a warm area of your kitchen for about an hour. Heat your oven to 180 Degrees Celsius. Line a large baking tray (about 11”x16”) with baking paper, pour the mix and spread evenly. The mix should be quite thin. Cut the washed fruit and scatter on top.
Sprinkle with crumble, and leave the cake to rest for about 20-13 minutes before baking. Bake in the preheated oven for about 45 to 50 minutes.