A rich yeast cake soaked with rum-flavored syrup and filled with pastry cream,
crème chantilly or fresh fruit for a scrumptious dessert.
2 cups All purpose flour
1 package Active dry yeast
2/3 cup Milk
6 Tablespoons Butter
2 Tablespoons Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
Savarin Syrup (See below)
Peach Glaze (See below)
1 1/2 cups Sliced Strawberries, halved grapes, or sectioned oranges
Crème Chantilly (See below)
Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 25 -
Pan Type ~ 6 cup Savarin ring mold
In a large mixer bowl combine 1-1/2 cups flour and add the yeast. In a
saucepan heat the milk, butter, sugar and salt just till mixture is warm (115 to
120) and butter is almost melted, stir constantly. Add milk mixture to the flour mixture. Add
eggs and beat with an electric mixer on low speed for half a minute, scraping
bowl. Beat for 3 minutes on high speed. Using a spoon, stir in remaining
flour. Cover, let rest 10 minutes. Spoon batter into prepared Savarin mold
or ring. Cover, let rise in a warm place until nearly double in size (about 40 minutes).
Bake Savarin cake until cake test done.
Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack covered with waxed paper. With a fork, poke holes in the top of ring at 1 inch intervals.
Prepare Savarin Syrup: gradually drizzle over warm ring until all the syrup is absorbed. Let stand for half an hour.
Prepare Peach Glaze: spoon over entire cake. To serve, fill center of ring with desired fruit. If desired, prepare Crème Chantilly to spoon over slices when served.
Savarin Syrup: In a saucepan combine 1 1/2 cups peach nectar and 1/2 cup sugar. Bring to a boil, remove from heat. Stir in 1/2 cup rum.
To make peach nectar: Peel and core well ripened peached.
Put two cups of peaches and one cup water in a blender. Blend peaches and then run through a sieve. You have peach nectar.
Peach Glaze: In a saucepan heat and stir one 12 ounce jar peach jam over low heat till melted. Strain.
Creme Chantilly: In a mixer bowl combine 1 cup whipping cream, 1 tablespoon powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla, beat till soft peaks form.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!