3 eggs, from the bodega.
1-1/4 C. powdered milk, sold door-to-door.
1-1/4 C. yogurt, sold door-to-door.
1 C. of white sugar from the ration book.
1 T. of vinegar from the farmers market.
1/2 tsp. of salt from the neighbor.
Pour three whole eggs into a bowl.
Add the powdered milk, yogurt, sugar, vinegar and salt.
Stir and strain all. Pour into a mold you’ve put caramel in beforehand.
Cover and leave on medium heat for about 50 minutes.
Check that poor Marie’s* water does not evaporate.
The cake will be ready when you stick a toothpick, or whatever you have at hand into the middle, and it comes out clean.
Let it cool before inverting the cake onto a plate.
Serves many people, depending on the appetite of the guests.
*Translator’s note: A bain-marie (also known as a water bath) is a French term used in cooking in which a smaller container is filled with the substance to be heated or cooked and fits inside the outer container, usually filled with water.
April 1 2011