Cake appetizer

Cake appetizer

What is the most important thing in the cake? Air or shortcrust pastry, creamy whether cream or custard with nuts he or fresh fruit, maybe calories? No. The main thing in the cake, that makes us tempted to slice, it is his view. All these wonderful ornaments berries, roses of cream, chocolate curls and beckon: “Eat, eat!”. But what if you can not sweet, but the holiday you want? There is a solution – a snack cake! The main thing is to make it look festive and original.

Snack cakes this is the height of culinary genius and the masterpiece of the art of cooking on any holiday table. Snack cake can be prepared on the basis of puff pastry, bread cakes or even without baking. You do not try? Can not be!

Cake appetizer

The combination of products in a multi-layer cake can be almost anything, in case there is everything – fish meat, sausages, eggs, mushrooms, cheese. The main issue is all the variety of tastes festive as possible. At first glance, such a work of culinary art can be confused with the confection. Snack cake of puff pastry can be compared with “Napoleon” and decorated with a thin layer of melted cheese with marzipan product. Complete similarity can be achieved by mastering the basics of carving.

Cake appetizer

In Sweden, a snack or a sandwich cake “Smörgåstårta” (Smёrgastorte) is one of the most favorite dishes for the celebrations and holidays. Do you want to surprise your guests? Prepare this dish exactly as do the Swedes, and it will be the highlight of the menu, replacing all salads or becoming the main dish celebration.

The principle of the creation of a snack cake is quite simple: the base and the filling. The basis of Swedish sandwich cake used cakes of bread without crusts round (they ate there, the bread for the toast). And as a filling – salted and smoked fish, shrimp, meat products. The fastening structure – pate. Covered cake, of course, not cream and thin slices of ham or salmon.

Smörgåstårta (sandwich cake)

If you can not find a round rye-wheat bread, it is fashionable to replace it with bread for toast, cut from them scabs and putting 4 things (the cake will turn the square), but if you own the art of baking, you can bake a homemade round bread in the form of cake . So, let’s create our masterpiece!

Smörgåstårta (sandwich cake)


bread (if you decide to bake)

sachet or dry yeast 50 g fresh
400 ml of warm water
2 tsp salt
1 tablespoon liquid honey
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
200 g rye flour
450 g wheat flour
herring pâté:

200 g smoked herring
80 ml mayonnaise
60 ml cream
cheese sauce:

300 g of cream cheese
300 ml cream
1 h. L. salt
2.1 h. L. freshly ground white pepper
mustard sauce:

1 1/2 cups icing sugar
1 1/2 cups Dijon mustard
salt to taste
100 ml of vegetable oil


200 g cold smoked salmon
2 hard-boiled eggs
100 g cooked shrimp
a cucumber
romaine lettuce
cherry tomatoes or radishes
mineral water

Smörgåstårta (sandwich cake)


Knead the dough from all the ingredients to give it up 45 minutes, knead, molded round bread, put it into a mold and let go another 45 minutes. Bake in preheated oven at 200 degrees about 35 minutes. Remove from the mold, cover with a cloth and allow to cool, then cut into 3 cakes, removing the crust.
In a blender mix, mayonnaise, and cream until smooth.
Mix cream cheese and sour cream, season with salt and white pepper.
Stir in mustard sauce (all ingredients should be at room temperature!) And put into the refrigerator.
Assemble the cake: the first out onto a plate cake, moisten with a little mineral water, cover with a mixture of herring, cover with slices of cucumber. Cover with second slice of bread, lightly press, cover it with a thin layer of butter and lay the salmon slices (leave a few pieces for decoration), pour the mustard sauce. Push the third slice of bread, to press, to moisten with mineral water and put cream sauce, distributing it, and sides of cake. Decorate the cake slices of salmon, shrimp, slices of boiled egg, tomato halves or slices of radish. Side cake decorate the leaves of parsley and lettuce.
Put the cake in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours.

Smörgåstårta (sandwich cake)

Surprise guest is ready!

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