Finnish Old Times Cake
|All purpose flour||3 Cup (48 tbs)|
|Butter||3⁄4 Pound (1 1/2 Cup)|
|Cold water||8 Tablespoon|
|Frozen sliced strawberries/1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries with 1/2 cup sugar||20 Ounce (Two 10 Ounce Package)|
|Whipping cream||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
Sift the flour before measuring, put into a bowl.
With pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until particles are fine.
Sprinkle in 7 to 8 tablespoons cold water, mixing with fork to form a dough.
Gather together into a ball.
On a floured board, roll dough into a log.
Divide into 8 portions, graduated in size from about a 2-inch ball to a 4-inch ball.
Roll out each into a circle about 1/4 inch thick, using additional flour as needed to prevent sticking; keep unrolled portions chilled as you work (rounds should range from about 3 inches to 10 inches in diameter).
Trim rounds into even circles with notched pastry cutter, if you wish.
Place on lightly greased baking sheets.
Prick all over with a floured fork.
Brush surface of each very lightly with cool water and sprinkle with sugar (about 4 tablespoons altogether).
Bake in a 375° oven for about 10 minutes or until golden; cool on wire racks.
Drain strawberries well.
Whip cream with sugar and vanilla to taste.
To assemble cake, place largest round on flat plate; top with a layer of sliced strawberries, then spread with part of the whipped cream.
Repeat layering to make a pyramid-shaped cake, ending with whipped cream.
Decorate, if you wish, with whole strawberries and fresh flowers.