Preparation and decoration of the celebration cake

Saint Archangel Michael, popularly known as Arandjelovdan, is a Christian holiday that is in second place in terms of the number of people who celebrate it in our nation as a baptismal feast. In every house that celebrates, preparations take a few days to welcome the biggest family holiday, after Christmas, as solemnly and with dignity as possible. The houses are tidy and clean and there is a festive atmosphere and joy in everyone.

In addition to the icon, the necessary celebratory symbols include a candle, cake, wheat, wine, oil, incense and a service lamp.

Recipe for a celebration cake

Kraljevo housewife Stajka Danilović for decades he has been preparing a celebration cake in the same way. She learned the basic skills in her parents’ house from her mother Ksenija, later she completed the beauty of decorating with her mother-in-law, adhering to the lessons to decorate the festive table with the most beautiful and delicious celebration cake.

It is necessary for a celebration cake: 1/2 kg flour, 20 grams yeast, salt, a teaspoon of sugar, two eggs, a cup of oil and water.

Put a little lukewarm water in a bowl, crush the yeast, knead with a little flour. Add salt to the mixture and put it in a warm place to sour.

Preparation and decoration of the celebration cake - © Milanko Danilovic / Agromedia

When is yeast came, add flour, a teaspoon of sugar, salt to taste, eggs and oil. Knead all the ingredients with lukewarm water. Mix the dough well and leave it to rise in a warm place. Knead the risen dough, shape the celebration cake and place it in a deeper pan. Wait for the cake to rise, spread it with beaten egg yolk (of course if the glory is greasy) and put it to bake at 200 degrees. Take the almost baked cake out of the oven, decorate it and worth to bake.

The cake is made in the shape of a round loaf and bake in a mold or deep pan. It is important to be “crossed”, to have a pattern in the shape of a cross and in the middle to be surrounded by a wreath of braid. Also, dough figures-decorations such as birds, books, flowers can be placed.

Everyone in the house is looking forward to this act, especially the children.


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