Šakotis or just branched tree

It is always a question – what to bring for a present to the friends? But not for me and not when I am going to visit my parents in Lithuania. The best present from Lithuania is a Šakotis, even if some kind of this cake you can find in Poland and other countries of Europe.

Šakotis is amazing, very special and tasty cake, which first of all surprises us its shape. This cake looks like a tree with many branches 🙂 You can find it very small and very high, plain or with different ornaments.

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I think You are curious to know how Šakotis, especially the high one, is made. Oh, it is very interesting process! If You are planning to visit Lithuania, I suggest you to choose the excursion, during the which you will see how this cake is baked by painting layers of dough onto a rotating spit in a special open oven or over an open fire, try to do it by yourself and taste it from the open oven!

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Šakotis is popular not only like a souvenir, but also like a main cake during the wedding. Personally I  had it during my wedding 🙂