"Baking" could be a beautiful art in its own way....
What I've learnt by trying n testing is.... you just cannot go wrong with the definite measurements that a recipe provide. "Precision" is the key to flawless baking:))
Well i had to make something sweet, Was for GOD.
It was a "bhog" decided for my hubby .. after he cleared his driving test(in japan its a achievement in itself.. to clear a driving test all by Ur self:)
HE DID IT:) n i was thinking what could i make which is nice and sweet...
Mithai is something we both don't relish much, So my only option was some rich cake without icing.
And I tried a Mixed nut cake:) it turned out really rich and amazingly soft:)
Just follow the Key word and you ll never go wrong....
MIXED NUT CAKE.
4Tbs Condensed milk
¾ cup milk
1/4th cup oil
1¼ cup maida or all purpose flour
½ tsp baking soda
1/2tsp baking powder
pinch of cinnamon
1tsp vanilla essence
1/2cup white/brown sugar.
Dry fruits of your choice. (I used Dates, Walnuts,Almonds,Pistachios,Raisins) You could use tutti-fruity or any other dried stuff like cranberries etc..
Pre-heat the oven to 160 deg C.
Prepare the cake tin, rub butter on all sides and dust it lightly with flour. Shake off and remove the excess flour.
Chop the nuts, or just pulse them in the grinder, be cautious that it does not get to powder.
In a bowl mix to together all the dry ingredients and set aside.
In another bowl whisk together condensed milk, milk and oil. And fold in the dry ingredients and then the e dry fruits gently.
Pour into the cake tins. Bake for approx 30 Min's till a inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Cool off on the wire rack till its completely cool