Melanie and David
When I was growing up, there were always loads of cakes and pies on the tables at a Ukrainian wedding.
Here’s a recipe from Lois Syhut in Sonningdale, Saskatchewan for delicious
2 cups flour
1/8 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
½ cup poppy seeds
1 ½ cups sugar, divided
½ cup coconut oil or butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup milk
½ cup egg whites (or 4)
*Set aside a well-greased 9 inch tube pan.
*Start oven preheating to 350.
*In a medium bowl, stir together flour, salt, baking powder, and poppy seeds.
*In a large bowl, beat together 1 ¼ cup sugar, coconut oil, and vanilla.
*Beat in some flour and then some milk. Keep alternating until done.
*Beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Then beat until stiff with the remaining ¼ cup sugar.
*Fold egg whites into batter.
*Turn into tube pan. Bake for 50 minutes.
*Stand on wire rack. Remove from pan after 10 minutes.
*When cool, spread with a vanilla butter-cream icing or a cream cheese icing.
Gerald and his wife, Val, were in Ukraine last month where they had a wonderful time as guests at a wedding.
It occurred to me that they might enjoy a trip down memory lane.
The pictures I have shared in this post are from their daughter’s wedding in 2003.