Saturday, 2 May 2015

Round up of “#FireUpYourOven" Mega Marathon this April'2015

April is a busy month as we have Mega Marathon. Mega means we choose a theme and follow the theme entire month. This time around we are
Baking!!
These are my bakes
Day 1
A delicious pudding with over-ripe bananas and burnt butter.
Banana and Burnt Butter Pudding
Day 2
A bread, stale bread  that gets a makeover...
Baked Bread Pudding
Day 3

A delicious Pudding that the girls have named as Alpineliebi pudding.

Day 4

A chocolate pudding that is gooeyly delicious,

Day 5
I did not expect these cookies to be liked at home. Was I wrong...?

Day 6

Day 7



Day 8


Day 9



Day 10



Day 11



Day 12



Day 13



Day 14



Day 15


Day 16


Day 17


Day 18


Day 19


Day 20


Day 21


Day 22


Day 23


Day 24


Day 25


Day 26







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Thursday, 30 April 2015

Marble Cake

Marble Cake
Marble Cake


I mentioned when I shared the Mocha Coffee Cake with Espresso Glaze my friend’s daughter, Saavani, loved the cake and wanted me to bake a cake for her. I decided to #FireUpYourOven" to make the same cake.


Disaster struck in the form of “NO COFFEE”! 

Being Dhulivandan or Rang Panchmi the day we play colours, all the shops were closed. That is when I decided to make a Marble cake.


A slight change in the ingredients and method gave me such a delicious and soft rich marble cake quite unlike the once I have eaten in the past.

Made me wonder why on earth I used to think that making a Marble Cake is beyond my capabilities.

This last month has been a wonderful journey with my friends, who like me have been preparing for this beautiful Mega Marathon that we have had. With a heavy heart I bid adieu to this series only to be back with more delicious bakes that I will make from my friends blogs.  For if I thought I will shrink the size of my bookmark list I am mistaken its grown by leaps and bounds!

Marble Cake

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups Maida/APF
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 12 tblspn butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 ½ cup milk
  • 2 tblspn cocoa dissolved in 1 ½ tblspn hot water

Method:
  • Grease an 8 inch pan.
  • Preheat oven to 350F/180°C.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, and soda, salt.
  • Combine butter and sugar at medium speed till pale and fluffy.
  • Add the sour cream and beat well.
  • Add 1 egg at a time and beat after each addition.
  • Add vanilla essence.
  • Add the flour alternating with milk the last addition should be flour.
  • Divide the flour in 2 parts.
  • In one add cocoa mixture and mix well.
  • The third will remain as vanilla.
  • In the   pan add vanilla batter the add chocolate next and with a knife mix the batter.
  • Bang the pan on the counter 3-4 times to settle the batter.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or till a skewer inserted in the cake come out clean.
  • Transfer the mould to a wire rack for 10 minutes then unmould and cool.

Marble Cake
Marble Cake



Day 26


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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Mocha Coffee Cake with Espresso Glaze

Mocha Coffee Cake with Espresso Glaze
Mocha Coffee Cake with Espresso Glaze

For my younger ones birthday I wanted to order a cake for her.


Hubby and she were adamant that I should make the cake not order it.


That is when I, #FireUpYourOven"  (d)  to bake 3 cakes.

One was a Date and Walnut Cake,  A Pound Cake that I covered with ganache the third one was this delicious cake that was appreciated a lot.

In fact one of my friend's daughter asked me for a full cake for her.

Mocha Coffee Cake with Espresso Glaze

Recipe Source: Joy of Baking
Ingredients:
Mocha Coffee Cake with Espresso Glaze
Mocha Coffee Cake with Espresso Glaze

  • 2 cups Maida/APF
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 12 tblspn butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tblspn cocoa dissolved in 1 ½ tblspn hot water
  • 2 tblspn coffee dissolved in 1  tblspn hot water
Glaze:

  • 1 ½ tblspn coffee dissolved in 2-3 tblspn water
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
Method:

  • Grease an 8 inch bunt pan.
  • Preheat oven to 350F/180⁰C.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, soda, salt.
  • Combine butter and sugar at medium speed till pale and fluffy.
  • Add 1 egg at a time and beat after each addition.
  • Add vanilla essence.
  • Add the flour alternating with sour cream the last addition should be flour.
  • Divide the flour in 3 parts.
  • In one add cocoa mixture and mix well.
  •  in the second add the coffee and mix well.
  • The third will remain as vanilla.
  • In the bunt pan add a scoop of coffee, add vanilla, the add chocolate next to one another.
  • Bang the pan on the counter 3-4 times to settle the batter.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or till a skewer inserted in the cake come out clean.
  • Transfer the mould to a wire rack for 10 minutes then unmould and transfer to a serving tray.
  • Pour the glaze over the cake and let the cake cool completely before serving.
Mocha Coffee Cake with Espresso Glaze
Mocha Coffee Cake with Espresso Glaze

Day 25


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Monday, 27 April 2015

Victoria Sandwich Cake/ Victoria Sponge Cake

Victoria Sandwich Cake/ Victoria Sponge Cake
Victoria Sandwich Cake/ Victoria Sponge Cake

A delicious cake that has history around it!

You know I love anything that has a history so this one was to be baked. 

So let’s see the history here…

Careful ladies you are treading royal path here as
Queen Victoria lent her name to this traditional cake. She was said to have greatly enjoyed with afternoon tea.

This cake is often confused with sponge cake, it is baked in to shallow tins, sandwiched together with jam and finished on the top with a light dusting of castor sugar.

Try a little butter cream sandwiched in along with the jam filling.
The cake can be made in one tin too but apparently this method of using two tins to bake it gives better texture. The one tin has large air holes.
Surprised I #FireUpYourOven"  to make this cake? I had takers for it? Actually the person who finished it was my elder one Apeksha. For some reason, I do not remember why she was sulking, had not eaten anything since morning. No amount of cajoling was working so I let her be.

In the evening at around 4 pm she was hungry and came out of her room to see this cake. She sat down and finished it with that her usually sunny nature came out too! Even she could not remember why she was sulking!!

I forget what book I have copied it from. Once I go back to the library I will get the name and update it.
Victoria Sandwich Cake/ Victoria Sponge Cake
Victoria Sandwich Cake/ Victoria Sponge Cake

Victoria Sandwich Cake/ Victoria Sponge Cake

Victoria Sandwich Cake/ Victoria Sponge Cake
Victoria Sandwich Cake/ Victoria Sponge Cake
Ingredients:
  • 115g butter
  • 115 g castor sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 115 g self-rising flour
  • Jam a little extra castor sugar
Method:
  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.
  • Cream the butter until pale, light and fluffy.
  • Fold in the eggs and flour a little at a time until totally incorporated
  • Spoon the mix evenly into 2 greased 18cm/7in sandwich tins, smoothing the top gently.
  • Place in the center of the oven, until well risen and golden.
  •  The top when lightly pressed should spring back.
  • This will take approximately 20-30 minutes.
  • Remove from the tins and turn onto a cooling rack immediately.
  • When completely cold, sandwich together with jam and sprinkle the top lightly with castor sugar.
Victoria Sandwich Cake/ Victoria Sponge Cake
Victoria Sandwich Cake/ Victoria Sponge Cake

Do come back tomorrow to check out what my friends and I dish out tomorrow...





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