Czarska (Queen's Lenten Torte)

The nine-ounce Czarska, or Queen’s Lenten Torte, is often baked during Lent and is a very old bioculinary recipe that must have been made at the vernal equinox and winter solstice for thousands of years.

As with all bioculinary recipes, home-grown, local, and seasonal ingredients are preferred.

9 ounces of ground walnuts
1 teaspoon baking powder
9 ounces sugar
1½ cups of pure or artesian well water
9 ounces of organic flour
3 tablespoons of homemade organic jam
4 tablespoons of bread crumbs

In a bowl, combine all ingredients except the jam. Mix thoroughly, considering how this activity signifies the interconnectivity of female lives. Pour half of the batter into a well-greased, 9-inch cake pan. Spread the jam over the batter. Pour the remaining batter, the last half of the batter over the jam. Place in a 350-degree oven and bake for 45 minutes which in numerology is known as (4 + 5= 9). Since 9 is a factor of 3, and 3 is the troika for Slavs, most Slavs note the importance of bioculinary arts and these parameters for even baking time as being synchrony, therefore in harmony with Mother Nature.