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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wheat - Millet flour Cake

This cake was prepared for my son Ravi' s birthday. Just tried this wheat -millet cake and it came out very well and superb outcome. It is easy, simple and healthy cake. 

It is always nice to bake a cake for the family members. I do prepare most of the time. We had a get together at Son Ravi's house.
I have used wheat flour, millet flour/jolada hittu/ sorghum flour, curd, vanilla essence, coco powder, and other ingredients.
Now a days I started using millet flours instead of maida. This recipe has no oil and without much of hassle.

No egg, No White Sugar, No Maida = Wheat - Millet Flour Recipe

Let us see the recipe now :

Ingredients :

Wheat flour : 1 Cup
Millet Flour : 1 /2 Cup
Coco Powder : 3 Tablespoons
Jaggery : 3/4 Cup (I used Joni bella /Organic jaggery)
Baking powder : 1 Teaspoon
Baking soda : A pinch
Salt : A pinch
Curd : 1 Cup
Ghee : 1 Tablespoon (Optional)
Almond flakes : 2 Teaspoons (Optional)
Lemon : 1 Teaspoon ( 1/2 of one lemon)
Vanilla Essence : A few drops. ( 2 to 3 ).
Dates : 15 to 20 (Optional)

Method :

1. Sieve wheat flour, millet flour, coco powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt together. (Sieve twice so that it mixes well).

2. Take a big bowl and add curd, jaggery and ghee. Mix it well using a tablespoon or eggbeater.

3. Add lemon and stir nicely. Add vanilla essence and stir for another 2 to 3 minutes.

4. Add sieved flour and mix it slowly. Let it mix well.

5. Take a baking tray and apply oil /ghee and pour the ready cake mix.

Just tap it slowly so that it spreads around and evens the cake mix. Spread some almond flakes on the top.

 6. Preheat the oven for 5 minutes and place the cake tray in the oven. Bake it for 30 to 35 minutes.

7. Check the cake is done with a edge of knife or spoon. Prick it slowly and the cake should not stick to the knife edge. So cake is done.
8. Remove it from the oven and place it on the top to cool down.

9. Remove the seeds from the dates and smash it nicely. Make a ball shape.
10. Roll the date mixture on the butter paper /banan leaf to get it spread.

11. Place this flattened dates mixture on the top of the cake and  rap it around the cake.Press a little.

12. This rapping of dates mixture adds to the taste. Cut and serve with a cup of coffee or tea or whenever you want to.

Note :

Use of dates is optional. It is just an creative work and adds to the taste. You must use soft dates.
You can add little milk if you feel the cake dough is thick.
While mixing the flour to wet ingredients let it be bit slow and it should be done on one direction.
If you are using normal jaggery powder, soak it in curd and it melts. You need to mix it well.
Adding ghee is purely optional. I have added.
Time : 40 Minutes
Serve : According to your wish. 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Jaggery -Wheat Coco Cake

Cakes are special and it is loved by all age group people. Here is a try of Jaggery -Wheat Cake which I have seen in one of the television show.

I was very happy to note this cake is prepared using jaggery and wheat instead of maida/all purpose flour and sugar. Use of wheat and jaggery is a healthy option and we can enjoy this cake at any time of the day.
Lets see the recipe now :

Things needed :

Wheat flour : 1 Cup
Jaggery : 1/2 Cup or little less
Milk : 1 Cup
Coco Powder : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Ghee /Oil : 2 Tablespoons
Lemon : 1 Teaspoon
Vanilla Essence : 2 to 3 Drops.
Baking Soda : 1/4 Teaspoon
Salt : A pinch

Method :

1. Sieve wheat flour, coco powder, salt and baking soda together. (Sieve twice, so that all the dry ingredients mixes well).

2. Take a big bowl and put jaggery, milk and oil.
3. Mix it well and add lemon extract. Mix it nicely.
4. Add dry ingredients and mix it slowly in one direction.

5. Let all the ingredients mix it well. Add vanilla essence and mix it slowly. Add lemon extract. (Lemon Juice). Mix it nicely.

6. Apply ghee to the baking tray. Sprinkle little dry wheat flour.
7. Pour the ready cake mixture and tap it so that the cake mixture settles well equally.

8. Pre heat the oven for 5 minutes.
9. Keep the cake mixture tray in the oven and let it bake for 25 to 30 minutes ( 180 D .cl).
10.Prick the knife end or spoon to make sure it is done. (The mixture does not stick to the spoon).
11. Take out the tray and place it above the oven for at least 10 minutes.

12. Cut Jaggery - Wheat Coco cake and serve with a cup of tea.

Note :

See that the cake mixture is mixed well. You can use 2 to 3 tablespoons of milk and then mix the mixture. Adding any fruits or dry nuts is optional. There is no sugar or butter in the cake. Adding any dry nuts are optional. It adds to the taste. I have added organic jaggery which is very liquid. If you are using normal jaggery powder it and then melt it with a teaspoon of water, sieve it and then use it.
Time : 30 minutes to bake and 10 minutes to prepare
Serve : As you Like. 

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