We like our dough grated here at zoom yummy.
We’ve tried it and we like it.
For example here – our Grated Cheesecake – has been a huge success.
So why not try another delicious grated dough recipe.
This time – Grated Squares with a Plum Jam muhu (the ‘muhu’ meaning ‘filling’ in Swahili – not that I know Swahili or the word muhu but I’ve just read it in the dictionary, so …, ehm … sorry) and a Chocolate topping.
So let’s go!
To prepare The Grated Squares with Plum Jam you’ll need this my dear friends:
3 cups (390 grams) all-purpose flour (plus some more for a working surface)
1 cup (230 grams) butter, cold (plus some more for a baking sheet)
2 egg yolks
1 cup (115 grams) confectioner’s (or powdered) sugar
1/3 cup (100 ml) sour cream
a pinch of salt
1 cup (about 250 grams) plum jam
6 ounces (180 grams) sweet chocolate
7 tablespoons milk
1. First we need to prepare our dough and let it freeze for a few hours (best overnight).
We start with the flour – place it into the bowl of your electric mixer.
2. And now the butter – cut it into smaller pieces and into the bowl it goes.
3. Mix the flour with the butter until crumbs have formed.
4. And by the crumbs I mean something like this.
5. Now we are going to need two egg yolks, the confectioner’s sugar, the sour cream and …
… a pinch of salt (it might look like a lot in this picture but it’s really little).
First add the egg yolks and mix together.
The batter should resemble this after you’ll have done that.
Still crumbs – not much of a change yet.
6. Then the powdered sugar joins the party.
Mix, mix, mix.
7. Add the sour cream and mix again.
8. And, while the mixer still doing its job, add the salt.
9. Look – the batter has undergone a significant change.
That’s for sure.
Now it deserves to be called a dough.
10. Remove the dough from the bowl, place it on a well floured surface and form a nice ball out of it.
If it’s too tacky keep adding flour.
Then place it into a bowl with some plastic wrap in it, …
… cover it with the plastic wrap and into the freezer it goes – for at least 4 hours (overnight is best).
The dough is going to be grated – that’s why it needs to be kind of hard and firm.
11. After the aforementioned time has passed preheat an oven to 350 F (176 C).
12. Remove the dough from the freezer and cut it into two parts – 3/5 and 2/5 of the dough.
Place the smaller part back into the freezer because it gets soft very easily. Like in NO time. Trust me – the person who hadn’t put it back is just talking to you – and that experience had cost that person a lot of time waiting by the freezer for the other half to get firm again.
13. Grease a baking pan with some butter…
14. … and grate the bigger part of the dough into the pan.
15. You can adjust the grated dough with a fork to cover the bottom of the pan evenly.
16. Spread the jam over the dough. Plum jam – yummy yum!
17. And NOW (and not before) remove the other part from the freezer and grate it over the top.
Bye, see you in about 35-40 minutes dear sweet pie.
18. And here we are – out of the oven – beautifully golden and fragrant.
Let cool for about 20 minutes.
19. Now onto the lovely chocolate topping.
Mix the chocolate with about 7 tablespoons milk and place into your microwave oven to melt.
The mixture needs to be liquid because we are going to pipe it onto the top of the pie.
But not too liquid – it should keep the shape of the pattern we want to create.
So if you find it too thick add some more milk.
(I used semi-sweet chocolate here – but with the sweet one it could taste even better.)
20. Using a spoon or a pastry bag, create some nice pattern over the top of the pie.
You can go really creative here, no worries at all, any pattern is acceptable.
Let cool and cut into squares afterwords.
And most importantly – Enjoy!