A full year gone. How ... I won't get into that.
I had committed I'll come back ... so am here.
And a post on the first day of the year seems so ... well ... appropriate.
But had no idea what to cook to make the first post of the new year seem special ...
... if not to anybody, at least to me.
Couldn't think of anything that can be done on the fly.
So did what I do best ... cook on a whim.
Grab hold of whatever I have ... mix them all together and bake.
The difficult part is when it comes to naming my experiments. :-)
My arranging skills have become rusty.
Need to relearn to hold the camera properly.
But I still love to bake.
This cake was made with whatever I had at hand.
1 cup maida/APF
(a little more than) 1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp oil
1/2 cup milk
1 small piece of cinnamon
1 piece of clove
1 tsp baking powder
1 pinch of baking soda
coffee powder ( to taste )
chopped almonds and raisins
( this was all I had ... you can add others )
5-6 drops of vanilla essence
How to :
Pre heat oven at 110 degrees C.
Run the sugar in a mixer with the cinnamon and clove.
Mix the maida + oil + sugar + baking powder + baking soda well.
Mix in the milk and stir well till there are no lumps.
Add the chopped dry fruits.
Add the coffee and give a stir.
Sprinkle the choco chips on the surface.
Oil a baking bowl and pour in the batter.
Bake at 110 degrees C till an inserted toothpick or knife or skewer comes out clean.
Cool and serve.
Turned out super moist and gooey.
I had made some Orange syrup with fresh orange juice and zest a few days ago.
Poured a little on a piece.
The tartness and zing of the orange syrup combined with the coffee and chocolate gave the cake a mixed flavour of ... well ... maybe of the gone year ... 2010. :-)