We will be honest … The idea for this article started as follows: we thought about how delicious an ekmek kadayifi with fruit might be. Summer fruits, such as peaches and strawberries, we thought would complement the ekmek’s refreshing custard and contrast nicely with the sweet syrupy base. Then we thought, what could be the subject of this article? What is the characteristic of ekmek that makes it stand out? Its layers, we answered … And that’s how the idea to look for various sweets with layers from all over the world came to us!
So, in our new, syrupy article we will look for layered desserts from various countries worldwide and make a refreshing ekmek kadayifi with vanilla custard, cinnamon whipped cream and peach.
We will begin with perhaps the most famous layered dessert with a thousand dough sheets ie. millefeuille! Its layers must necessarily be puff pastry sheets and a custard in between. The original version has vanilla custard, but we will find it in many creative variations!
Another well-known layered dessert is the British trifle. Trifle is a sweet consisting of layers of fruit, cake soaked in sherry, jam or fruit jelly, custard and whipped cream. It is usually prepared in a pyrex or glass bowls, so that its layers are visible we guess… Obviously the variety of experimentations we can make is huge!
A layered dessert we have already tried is the crepe cake, with cakes alternating with custard. Find the recipe in our previous article “Crepe cake… French or maybe Japanese?“
Banoffee is another delicious layered dessert. Its layers are very specific: a tart crust or a base of crumbled biscuits, toffee, bananas and whipped cream. The most important ingredient are bananas and one cannot be very creative… If we change the layers much, our dessert will stop being a banoffee!
Tiramisù is one of the classic Italian desserts. And as we are well aware of, it has its unique layers. Ladyfingers soaked in coffee, mascarpone cream and a layer of cocoa on top. We experimented a bit and made our own Greek tiramisu with a savoiardi biscuit base, Greek coffee and anthotyro cream. Find the recipe here!
Another layered dessert comes from Northern Europe and specifically Poland. It is called miodownik and has honey cake and custard layers. It is usually prepared on Christmas, and also all year long. Another sweet with layers that can be the base for many flavour experimentations!
And since we have built an appetite with all those delicious desserts, let’s make a Greek traditional sweet, ekmek kadayifi, with our small twist, cinnamon syrup and peach.
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Ekmek kadayifi with peach
Ingredients for the ekmek kadayifi
|For the kadyifi:|
|Butter (melted)||1/2 cup|
|Orange juice||from half an orange|
|For the custard:|
|Corn flour||1/2 cup|
|For the whipped cream:|
|Heavy cream||250 ml|
|Powder sugar||1 tbs|
How to make ekmek kadayifi
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Enjoy your layered delight, everyone!