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Thursday, 2 January 2014

From my kitchen diary


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It has been a long time that nothing  has emerged from my kitchen diary.  Christmas and New Year is the time that every  body likes to have baked items. I bake cake  very often because my grand children love to have cake. Even their friends love to have my type of cakes. Whenever children go out for picnics or have a class party  the girls  are assigned Chocolate Cake. For Christmas I generally make rum cake. The cakes prepared by me are egg less, and without any butter. So in a way, they can be termed as 'diet cakes'. I do not use cream. Cream cakes are heavy on the stomach.
                                                   
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Chocolate Cake:-
Ingredients  
1. All purpose flour(maida)   1 cup
2. Refined cooking oil           3/4 cup.
3.Curds                                   3/4 cup
4.Sugar                                   1/2 cup (If you want it sweeter, you can use 3/4 cup)
5.Baking powder                    1 teaspoon full
6.Baking soda                         1/2 teaspoon.
7. Drinking chocolate or chocolate sauce 1/2 cup.
8.Vanilla essence                    1/4 teaspoon
9.Milk. It should be added if the batter is too thick. If you are using chocolate sauce, milk will not be required, otherwise you may need  4 or 5 table spoons of milk
Method of preparation
1.Pre heat the oven at 180 degrees  Fahrenheit for 15 minutes.
2. Sieve the maida,baking powder and baking soda very well.
3.  Put all the ingredients in a mixer cum grinder, till the batter becomes fluffy. (about 8 to 10mts)
4. Grease a cake tin.
5. Add the batter.
6.Adjust the oven at 180 degrees for 30 minutes.
7. Check with a tooth  pick. If it comes out dry, the cake is done, other wise keep it for another 5 minutes.
8. Turn it upside down, when it is cool.
Note;1. If you wish to make orange cake,add 1/2 cup of  orange juice instead of chocolate.
        2. If  you wish to make rum cake
           i  Roughly grind nuts like almonds,cashew, and walnut.
           ii.Slice finely 3or4 dates.
           iii. A few raisins
           iv. 1/4 cup of Rum.
           v.Soak the nuts in Rum  a day earlier, before you propose to bake the cake.
           vi. Method of preparation is the same. Soaked nuts should be added in the batter, just
                before  the batter is kept in the oven.
To give a glossy look to the cake take 4 teaspoons of coco powder and and about 10 spoonful of milk. Mix the coco powder in the milk and boil on medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes and pour it upon the cake evenly. Keep the cake in the frig  for 10 mts. This will give a glossy look to the cake.






























20 comments:

  1. A very Happy New Year to you,Ma'm :) That was a sweet post:) Should try it out after I get an oven ;) ;) ;)

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  2. Thank you Sreeja. Wish you and your family a very Happy New Year.

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  3. I am taking this an invitation

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  4. I should really try my hand at baking, the recipe is simple and I'm sure the cake tastes yummy Ushaji. Here's to a sweet beginning of the year ahead!!

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    1. Thank you Reshma..I am sure you will like it.

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  5. The cake looks totally yum!! I will try this out soon :)
    A very happy and healthy new year to you and your family, Ma'am :)

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    1. Thanks Shilpa. This recipe is very simple. The cake comes out to be very tasty. You will love it.

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  6. Wow ma'am..vegetarian cake! I'll try it out soon..! :) A very happy new year to you and your family. :)

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    1. Yes Payal,the cake is really very tasty. You will relish it. My grand children are very fond of this cake. Wish you and your family a Happy New Year.

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  7. Wow ma'am..vegetarian cake! I'll try it out soon..! :) A very happy new year to you and your family. :)

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  8. I have tried eggless cake but with butter. Never tried without butter. Will try this now, Usha! Thank you!

    Happy New year to you and your family!

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    1. Thank you Sandhya. You try this without butter.You will love it. Happy New year to you and your family.

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  9. The texture of the cake looks yummy! I will try this recipe. A happy new year to you, ma'am.

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    1. Yes Asha, you must try it . Happy new year to you too.

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  10. awesome!!! thanks for sharing the recipe :D

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    1. Thanks Rajlakshmi. Try it, You will like it.

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  11. Ma'am do you like anywhere around Delhi ... I would love to hop by your place and savor these delicacies :-p

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    1. I meant live, not like, in the first sentence :-p but whatever, the dish looks awesome !!!

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    2. Amrit Thanks. You have an open invitation,as I do live in Delhi. Can I have your e-mail id ?

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