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    Help - what was this Russian (?) dessert?

    BSquared
    Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:10 am
    Regular "Line Cook" Poster
    Hi all

    This week at work we had a morning tea where everyone bought something to share, one lady bought a dessert that was the yummiest thing I've ever eaten but she has now gone on holidays and I've no clue what it was. Our only hints are that she is of Russian heritage and said it was "something like her mother used to make".

    There were several layers of home made pastry - probably short crust. In between these there seemed to be thin layers of fresh cream mixed with cranberries (or some other berry) and possibly something else to thicken this mixture.

    I know there was sour cream and eggs in it (she mentioned this) but I don't know if that was the pastry or the layers of filling.

    One of my colleagues thinks there might have been almond meal in it and another thinks there was lemon.

    I know this is all very vague but I thought that this might sound familiar to someone and you might at least be able to suggest what name recipe I should be searching for.

    Any hints will be much appreciated - I am dreaming of this dessert LOL

    Cheers, Bernadette in Australia
    duonyte
    Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:18 pm
    Forum Host
    This sounds like a Lithuanian dessert called Napoleonas. you make a bunch of pastry layers, and sandwich them together with pastry cream, butter cream, a lingonberry or cranberry layer or an apricot layer, etc. I still have chunks of the one my late MIL made for us in the freezer.

    Napoleon Torte is pretty close - phyllo is not a good substitute BTW!
    This looks pretty much the same and has some reviews, Napoleon Torte

    I know I have more versions, will try to post here. Mr Grumpy is in the hospital, so I'm a bit distracted icon_sad.gif
    BSquared
    Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:22 pm
    Regular "Line Cook" Poster
    Oh that does sound like it...and even if not it sounds very nice. Thanks very much
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