The "kill me now" cake

This is a cake I make when I am in a desperate need for a fast dessert (unexpected guests or unwanted cravings :). I bought some pastry dough and feta cheese. I threw an egg in the grated cheese, I added some orange zest and sugar, vanilla and then mixed everything thoroughly.
Using a brush, I dabbed the first layer of pastry with melted butter (this is kinda my secret) , then I put the cheese and the other layer of pastry dough on top, also brushed with melted butter, some beaten egg and brown sugar (all these turn into a freaking amazing crust). Because I want to take it easy on the calories, I use very little sugar, so the pies taste a bit salty-ish, yet fragrant and satisfying :). 
I name it the "kill me now" cake because it's a constant reminder of my frustrations when it comes desserts.
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21 comments:

Annalisa Crawford said...

That first photo is amazing. The only downside to this recipe is the lack of chocolate :-)

Da Dude said...

Interesting. If you're not used to feta cheese it can be a bit overpowering. Going to try this soon.

Now that you're a publish author, is there a cookbook in the future? It does seem you like to cook.

(((Hugs))
Steve

C.J. Sullivan said...

My mouth is watering...

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Petronela:
This cake looks seriously good. How do you resist not eating it all in one go? We are sure that we should do just that!

We shall pass on this receipt to Tímea who cooks for us and we shall eat it in your honour at some future date!!

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Not so sure about feta cheese (never tried it) but the butter is making my mouth water (I absolutely LOVE butter).

Teresa Ashby said...

Petronela that looks amazing! I think, as Da Dude says, you should do a cookery book. I don't think I've ever seen such appetising looking food as the pictures you post on your blog - clever girl :-) x

Voltech said...

Blast. My hopes for a dessert that could double as a covert assassin have been dashed yet again. Someday...

Eh, oh well. As always, the food you show off looks fantastic. Makes me want to step up my culinary game -- like my mother before me, I DO enjoy the occasional slice of pound cake.

Launna said...

This looks delicious, lots of calories, lots of taste :)

The Elephant's Child said...

Yummo. I love feta cheese, and that looks simply amazing. Thank you.

Mynx said...

I think I would love this. I am not a big fan of really fancy desserts with a lot of crem and fuss. The fact that it is less sweet would be wonderful to me.
As usual your photos make my mouth water

Linda R said...

That looks so dang good. The problem with making something like this is I would eat the whole thing in a day..
I think I am gaining wait just looking at it.

Hugs~

Latedra Gladney said...

That sounds wonderful. The picture looks great; i could almost smell it. i love fresh pastry.

Sandee said...

Looks great and sounds even better. I'm hungry now.

Have a terrific day. :)

Lexa Cain said...

That looks wonderful! There are a lot of deserts here (in Egypt) that use many layers of pastry dough with oil or butter between each layer. Wow, are they rich and sugary. Thanks for including the recipe of yours. :-)

Patrycja Photography said...

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Sissym said...

OMG! you're a great cook!!!
To be able to visit you, I'll have to make a strict diet before!

About your comment at metamorphosis: me too!

Kisses

Melody Lowes said...

Wow - that looks amazing. We all have our little treats that help to make a rough day go smoother - this looks like one of those! :)

Carol Z said...

This looks fabulous. I might switch to farmer cheese -- less salty -- but it looks as if you've been cooking for hours.

Alida said...

Very nice Petronela. A very yummy recipe! I should give it a go!

Judith said...

Yum. I can't have milk or cheese (food allergies), but this looks delicious!

Petula Wright said...

I would definitely try some even though I dislike feta. LOL. I'd like to also try it just like that without the feta and it sounds like it'll be good with a lot of different yummy fillings. Like someone said: CHOCOLATE! :-D

It's really enjoyable to see and read about the foods that you like because it makes me aware of the cultural (is that the right word?) differences. I love learning about different food combinations, etc. And you write about it so beautifully! :-)

Fab pictures as always!

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