July slices

July slices

July slices (also known as the July pie) is definitely a cake that you have to try. You do not need special skills or some sort of extra costly and unusual ingredients to prepare this cake. Because it’s so simple I really like July slices cake. The top and bottom layer is crispy baked puff pastry crusts and in the middle is pretty juicy chocolate biscuit, and below and above is a fine white cream. So I recommend you to try  this cake and enjoy in the combination of flavors.

Ingredients for biscuit:

500g puff pastry

5 egg yolks

5 egg whites

150 g sugar

150 g of chocolate

70 g of grounded walnuts

2 tablespoons of flour

1 tablespoon of baking powder

150ml of milk

Instructions:

Defrost puff pastry first. Roll out 250g of puff pastry on parchment paper in the dimension of the pan in which you will prepare July slices. You have to know that the dough will be a little reduced after baking so you have to roll it an inch wider than the pan, but don’t roll it bigger than the pan in which you are baking the dough. Pan for baking the dough must be bigger than the one for preparing the July slices. Pierce the dough with fork because otherwise it will swell during baking. We had the same procedure in Cremeschnitte recipe.

July slice - dough before baking

Set the dough on a baking pan together with parchment paper. Bake in preheated oven at 200 degrees Celsius (392 degrees Fahrenheit)  for 10-15 minutes until the pastry gets golden brown colour.

July slices - baked pastry

Put it in the pan in which you will prepare July slices. Do the same procedure with another 250g of puff pastry.

Mix the egg whites until you get a strong snow and put it away. Mix the egg yolks with sugar. Then add chocolate that you previously melted on steam. Slowly add grounded  walnuts, flour and baking powder. Finally add egg whites snow and mix manually. Pour the mixture into the baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in the preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius (356 degrees Fahrenheit) for 25 minutes. Take out baked biscuit  from the baking sheet, remove the parchment paper and put it away to cool down. Pour 150 ml of warm milk over the cooled biscuit.

July slices - baked biscuit

Ingredients for the cream:

6ooml of milk

6 tablespoons of flour

200g of butter

250g of icing  sugar

2 tablespoons of vanilla extract

Instructions:

Take 200ml of milk and add flour in it. Mix until flour completely dissolves and put it away. Take 400ml of milk and add sugar and vanilla extract. Put milk and sugar to cook until it boils. Then remove from the heat and stir dissolved flour in it. Take it back on low heat and stir until you get a firm mixture. Put it away to cool down. When the mixture is cooled down add softened butter and mix well.

July slices - cream

Take the first puff pastry crust and spread half of the cream over it. Cover with biscuit. Spread another half  of the cream over biscuit and cover with second puff pastry crust.

July slices - crusts

Sprinkle with little bitt of icing sugar. Cut into slices and serve.

July slices - served

Bon appetit!

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