Saturday, August 13, 2011

Kucch Meetha Ho Jaye...

In India, every auspicious occassion is marked with "Kucch meetha ho jaaye.." Translated it means, "Lets have something sweet!" So what better way to mark the beginning of this blog than with something sweet :)
Its my grandfather's bday and it has been far too long since I'd baked for him. But being none too friendly with eggs and chocs, and a diabetic; it is rather a daunting task to find a cake that he'd relish. Until I hit upon one of maa's ol recipes! So presenting, the


Ingredients you'll need:

Dates : 1cup (chopped)
warm water : 1 cup
Sugar: 1 cup
Flour: 1 cup
Butter: 3/4 cup
Semolina: 1/2 cup
Baking powder: 1 tsp
Baking soda: 1 tsp

To begin,

Soak the dates in warm water for 15-20 minutes. Preheat the oven to 180 C.

Sift all the dry ingredients together.

Cream the butter and sugar till pale and fluffy.

Add the dry ingredients to the batter to obtain a crumb-like texture.

Now add the dates and the water and mix well.

Pour into a greased and dusted cake tin. Bake for 35 minutes, and

VOILA!!! Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream on the side :)

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