Thursday, 28 November 2013

FIJIAN HONEY CAKE

This recipe was published in Mumbai Mirror and it looked very interesting, a must try. I used plain granular sugar in it but the colour of the cake would be enhanced if brown sugar is used. So here it is.




FIJIAN HONEY CAKE

INGREDIENTS

Refined Flour / maida
1 ¼ cup
Sugar
½ cup
Honey / madh
½ cup
Curd / dahi
½ cup
Egg
1 no
Baking soda
½ tsp
Cinnamon pdr / dalchini pdr
½ tsp
Clove pdr/ allspice / lavang pdr
¼ tsp
Nutmeg pdr / jaiphal pdr
¼ tsp
Ginger pdr / soonth
½ tsp
Salt
A pinch
Almonds slivered / thinly sliced
6 – 10 nos

 

METHOD:

1.       Grease and line a loaf tin or even a cake tin will do. You can also line it with butter paper.

2.       Put all the ingredients together and beat well.

3.       Add ¼ cup soft butter if you like but then do not add the salt as the butter already has salt in it.

4.       Pour into the prepared cake tin. Smooth out the top.

5.       Sprinkle almonds on top. You can also add raisins.

6.       Bake in a preheated oven at 170° C for 45 min.

7.       Poke a toothpick in the center. If it comes out clean then the cake is done.

8.       Allow it to cool for 15 min in the pan. Loosen out the edges and invert it out.

9.       Cool completely on a wire rack.