raisin pie and mash, with wholemeal flour. Today's recipe is already in autumn key, I would say almost ottobrina: cake with grapes is a typical dessert of the harvest season, and in fact I strongly suggest you use wine grapes and no table to prepare it. I have used two clusters of Nero Buono (I have to thank you for reminding gave Cincinnatus Cantina), a typical grapevine area of Velletri, but that's great any black grapes and white wine (maybe one or muscat raisins).
The alternatives grape must and from the whole wheat flour
The alternative is the strawberry grapes, which will give a very special sweet taste. I used this sweet little 00 flour mixed to a two type flour, a Mallorca. But if you prefer you can use without any problem a normal flour 00, type 0, type 1 (pure or mixed) if you want a light and fluffy cake. Finally, since we are in harvest time, I designed this as a sweet grapes anthem and I also used the cooked must to glaze the cake.
What is cooked must?
What is cooked must? Is’ the grape musts which is made to boil, for hours, until reduced by becoming a sort of icing: in Sardinia and Puglia is called sapa and is widely used throughout South Italy in the preparation of extraordinary desserts like cartellate, pie adventures or mustazzoli. If you do not find the must, you can go to the vegetable passes grapes and then reduce it on the fire, so getting your thick must, sweet and shiny. I glazed with the cooked must still hot cake and became tasty, dark and bright. And I've also put 2-3 tablespoons dough, thus reducing the total amount of sugar. Is, since we are in the time of harvest and grape, also try the recipe Focaccia SWEET GRAPE or that of MUSTARD GRAPE OF SICILY. Have a good day.
DOSE OF A PIE 22-24 CM IN DIAMETER:
200 grams of whole wheat flour
50 grams of flour 00
100 grams of extra brown sugar up
2 tablespoons of cooked (Optional, if you use it to reduce 80 grams sugar)
2 whole eggs
100 grams unsalted butter
a pinch of salt
the grated rind of a lemon
a pinch of cinnamon
a sachet of baking powder
50 ml whole milk
butter and breadcrumbs (enough to butter and sprinkle the cake Pan)
black grapes, white grape or strawberry grape, to taste
15 grams of extra brown sugar up
15 grams of breadcrumbs
some flakes of butter
cooked or sapa juice for brushing the cake (Optional)
Whole meal flour cake with grapes and must is very easy to prepare. First you have to preheat the oven at 180 degrees, then buttering the pan (better if with openable hinge) and sprinkle with breadcrumbs.
Melt the butter in a double boiler or in the microwave and let it cool down. Put the eggs in a bowl, salt and sugar and beat with an electric mixer until the mixture is white and fluffy compound (at least 15 minutes of time). Add cinnamon and lemon zest, then slowly the flour with the baking powder, alternating it with little milk when you see that the dough tends to harden. When you have joined all the flour, join plan melted butter. Keep fit for a few minutes, until obtaining a thick paste, creamy and without lumps. If the dough is too dense (It must be dense but creamy), even add some whole milk spoon.
Pour the mixture for the cake into the pan grapes and cooked must. Wash grapes (if you were to find wine grapes, better if a black grape, it would be perfect, but strawberry grapes are also fine, which gives a particular taste to the dessert) and remove the berries from the stems. Now, I suggest you leave the whole smaller berries, and affect the larger ones to remove the seeds. Tuck the grapes into the dough, pushing so as to make them sink and the surface garnish with smaller berries. Sprinkle the grape cake with a tablespoon of brown sugar mixed with a tablespoon of grated bread. Complete distributing on the surface of the cake some butter.
Bake the whole meal cake with grapes and must in an oven already hot at 180 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick, tucked in the middle of the cake, not come out dry. Remove from oven and, When the cake is still warm, brush it thoroughly with the cooked must (If you decided not to use it, skip this step). Cool the cake on a wire rack. You can enjoy the grape cake as it is, at breakfast or as a snack, but if you want to make it a refined dessert I recommend serving the whole meal flour cake with grapes and must with a ball of fior di latte ice cream garnished with a drizzle of cooked must. Bon appétit!