Sękacz


Introduction

Sękacz is a traditional Polish cake which is made by baking a long, thin log of sponge cake on a rotating spit over an open fire. It is then coated in a variety of flavourings, such as chocolate, nuts or fruit. The cake gets its distinctive spiral shape from being constantly rotated during the baking process.

Ingredients

– 500g sponge cake mix
– 1 egg
– 125ml milk
– 125ml vegetable oil
– Flavourings of your choice (chocolate, nuts, fruit, etc.)

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
2. Mix together the sponge cake mix, egg, milk and vegetable oil.
3. Pour the mixture into a long, thin log shape on a baking tray.
4. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
6. Coat the cake in your chosen flavourings.

Potential changes & improvements

– You could try different flavourings for the cake, such as lemon or orange.
– If you want a more traditional Sękacz, you could bake it on a spit over an open fire.

What other food it works well with

Sękacz goes well with a cup of tea or coffee.

Common Mistakes

– Not baking the cake for long enough – make sure the cake is cooked through before removing from the oven.
– Not coating the cake in flavourings – this is what gives Sękacz its distinctive taste and spiral shape.

Nutritional Information

Allergens:

– Egg
– Milk


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