CHERRY CAKE BARS - CSERESZNYÉS PITE
Not a cake, although it looks like one. The Hungarian pite is an untranslatable wonder. Google and Bing translator calls it pie, but the pite is no pie. It is a pite. Soft, full of flavour and it stays that way for days. People make heavy shortbread bases to showcase seasonal fruit, serve it with ice cream or whipped cream and discard what is left the following day. The answer is pite. It stays lovely for days and stands on its own without the ice ream brigade. I kept these beauties chilling in the fridge for close to a week. You have to refrigerate it, because the cherries on top are full of moisture and could mould in a few days. Take out a slice and let it come to room temperature or put it in the microwave for 20 seconds and the pite will be as good as the day it was made.
2 cups pitted cherries [cut in half]
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup soft butter
1/3 cup 14% sour cream
1/3 cup milk
1-3/4 cup flour
2-1/2 tsp baking powder
• Wash, pit and cut the cherries in half.
• Preheat the oven to 375F.
• Line with parchment or butter a 9X12 inch baking pan.
• In a large mixing bowl whisk the flour and the baking powder and set aside.
• Beat the eggs and the sugar for 4 minutes until very fluffy.
• Add the butter and beat until fully incorporated and very fluffy.
• Gradually beat in the sour cream and beat until fully incorporated.
• Add the milk and again beat the mixture until fully incorporated.
• Add to the flour mixture and gently fold in.
• Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and smooth out the top with an offset spatula. • Arrange the cherries on the top and gently press them into the batter.
• Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until cake tester inserted in the middle comes out clean. Do not over bake.
• Remove from the oven and let it cool down.
• With a sharp knife cut the pite into squares. [Pite is always square shaped.]
• The pite will stay soft and moist until it lasts. Store it in the fridge and let it come to room temperature or slightly heat in the microwave before serving.
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