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Butter Sponge Cake / Vanilla Sponge Cake / Sponge Cake

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Already I have shared vanilla cake and this is similar to that but the techniques I used here are completely different which makes the cake more fluffy and spongy. Also this would be more easy for the beginners since there is no any difficulties and also refer to my you tube video for the texture, consistency and tricks. Let me share the recipe…

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Butter Sponge Cake / Vanilla Sponge Cake / Sponge Cake

Ingredients:

  • All-purpose flour / Maida – 2 cups
  • Butter – 1 cup
  • Eggs – 4 nos
  • Sugar (powdered sugar is preferable) – 1 cup
  • Salt – ¼ tsp
  • Milk – 1 cup
  • Baking powder – 2 tsp
  • Vanilla essence – 2 tsp

Making of Butter Sponge Cake / Vanilla Sponge Cake / Sponge Cake –

Preparation:

  • Break the eggs and separate the egg yolks and white. Melt the butter.
  • Sieve the flour, baking powder and salt together ad transfer it to a bowl.
  • In a wide mouth bowl, pour the melted butter, powdered sugar and milk, beat it well until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Add the egg yolk to the butter, milk mixture and beat it well.
  • Take the egg white in another bowl, and beat it well, until it becomes thick and fluffy (refer the above given video for consistency).
  • Add the sieved flour little by little to the butter-milk mixture and fold the flour in it.
  • Pour in the vanilla essence to the flour and fold it well,
  • Pour the beaten egg white to the flour mixture and fold it well.
  • Meanwhile pre-heat the microwave to 180 degree c. Grease the baking tray.
  • Pour the batter to the greased tray and bake it microwave for 5 to 6 mins at 180 degree C or until the tooth pick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  • Rest the cake in the baking tray for 5 mins and then transfer it to another tray.

Serve hot or at room temperature.

 

Dry Fruits Cake (EGGLESS, SUGARLESS and BUTTERLESS)

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As of Christmas, thought of trying out some Diet CakeEGGLESS, SUGARLESS and BUTTERLESS. This resulted me in trying out this Dry Fruits Cake with no egg, no sugar and no butter.

I was much thoughtful about the result when I started baking the cake, but the outcome was fabulous. The cake was yummy and delicious and best recipe for diet conscious people and diabetic’s people. Let us move on to the recipe…

As of 100th Fiesta Friday, I am taking this Diet recipes for the Fiesta Friday 100th hosted by Angie @ the novicegarderner. #JoinOliveOilRevolution

Ingredients:

  • All-purpose flour – 1 ½ cups
  • Milk – ¾ cup
  • Olive oil – ¾ cup (you can also substitute sunflower oil)
  • Dates Pulp – 1 cup
  • Salt – ¼ tsp
  • Baking powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Cinnamon powder – 1 tsp
  • Dry fruits (apricot, prunes, raisins, sultanas, fig) – ¼ cup

Preparation:

  • For Dates pulp: Soak 20 – 25 no’s of seedless dates in warm water for 15 mins. Grind the dates by adding the soaked water little by little to a fine paste. Keep it aside.
  • Chop the dry fruits (apricot, raisins, sultanas, prunes and fig) to medium pieces and roll them out in a tbsp of all-purpose flour and keep it aside.
  • Sieve all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon powder, all together in a bowl.
  • In a bowl, take olive oil, dates pulp and beat it well (no lumps should be formed).
  • Pour in the milk and beat it well.
  • Add in the flour mixture little by little, beat them well (no lumps should be formed).
  • Add in the dry fruits and fold them well with the cake mixture.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 degree C. Grease the tray.
  • Pour the cake mixture to the tray and level it with a spoon.
  • Bake for 10 mins at 180 degree C and insert a tooth pick in the center of the cake, transfer it to a plate, when the tooth pick comes out clean.

Note: You can substitute olive oil with sunflower oil.

 

 

Yoyo Biscuit / Custard Biscuits

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Long ago I got this recipe in a Cookery show by Chellam Gopalakrishnan, I love all her recipes, from the way she describes the making of the dish, and one could feel her love, dedication towards food. I started baking frequently only after watching her cookery programs. This one was my family’s favourite biscuit from my hands. I bake this very often, since it’s very easy to bake and needs very less ingredients.  A perfect tea time snack. Let us move on to the recipe…

As it’s Friday, I am taking it to Fiesta Friday #79 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

Ingredients:

  • Butter – 200 gm
  • All purpose flour / Maida – 200 gm
  • Powdered sugar – 100 gm
  • Custard powder – 60 gm
  • Salt – a pinch

Making of Yoyo Biscuits / Custard Cookies –

Preparation:

  • In a bowl, sieve all purpose flour/maida and custard powder.
  • Bring the butter to room temperature.
  • Add in the powdered sugar to the flour and mix it well.
  • Add in the butter and stir it well with your hands, until it comes to the folding consistency.
  • Leave it to rest for 5 mins.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degree C.
  • Grease a baking tray with butter and dust it with all purpose flour.
  • Now divide the dough into small portions and roll them to small balls and flatten with your hands.
  • Place the biscuits one by one gently and continue baking at 180 degree C for 4 mins or until it starts browning.
  • Leave it to cool (room temperature) in the tray for 10 mins.

Serve hot with Coffee, tea or milk. A perfect tea time snack for kids.

Note: Store it in air-tight container for a week.   Also check out my other baking recipes: https://madraasi.com/recipes/baking/