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       Title: BIENENSTICH
  Categories: German, Ethnic, Desserts
       Yield: 12 servings
  
            PASTRY
   3 1/2 oz (100g) cottage cheese, well
            Pressed out
       4 tb Milk
       4 tb Oil
       2 tb Heaping of sugar
            Pinch salt
       7 oz (200g) flour
       4 ts Baking powder
            TOPPING:
   1 3/4 oz To 2 1/2 (50-75g)butter
   3 1/2 oz (100g) sugar
            Packet vanillin sugar
       1 tb Milk
   3 1/2 oz (100g) almonds (blanched and
            Thinly sliced)
  
   For the Pastry:  rub the cottage cheese, if desired,
   through a fine sieve and mix with the milk, oil, sugar
   and salt.  Mix and sieve together the flour and the
   baking powder and add to the mixed ingredients, a
   little at a time until slightly more than half has
   been used. Knead in the rest of the flour.  Grease a
   round cake tin with a removable rim, 10 in. (26cm) in
   diameter and roll out the pastry to fit the base.
   
   For the Topping: melt together the butter, sugar and
   vanillin sugar and add the milk; stir in the almonds
   and set aside to cool. If it should be too firm when
   cold, add a little milk. Spread evenly over the pastry.
   
   OVEN: moderately hot Baking time: about 20 minutes
   
   Alternatively the cake may be filled with buttercream,
   made from 1/2 packet Oetker Pudding Powder, Vanilla
   Flavour, 2 well heaped tbs. sugar, 1/2 pint cold milk
   and 3 1/2 oz. (100g) butter.  When the cake is quite
   cold, cut it horizontally into two halves, spread the
   filling on the bottom half and lay the other on top.
  
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