Saturday, 24 December 2016

Eggless fruit and nut cake/Plum cake/Christmas cake

What is Christmas without some Plum cake. And what is better if it is homemade. Made this eggless, moist, rich plum cake for this Christmas.
Here is the recipe

Recipe Adapted from: RaksKitchen.

All Purpose Flour/Maida1 + 1/4 cups
Brown Sugar3/4 cupI used demerara sugar
Curd3 tbsp
Orange Juice3/4 cupI used freshly squeezed
Butter1/2 cupI used Amul butter
Dried fruits and nuts1 1/4 cupI used 1/4 cup each of chopped almonds, cashews and raisins and 1/2 cup tutti fruiti
Baking Soda1/4 tsp
Baking Powder1/2 tsp
Ground Cinnamon1/2 tsp
Ground Clove1/4 tsp
Dry ginger powder1/4 tsp
Nutmeg powder1/8 tsp
Salt1/8 tsp


1. Soak the dried fruits and nuts in 3/4 cup orange juice, overnight.
2. The next day, remove the excess orange juice from fruits and nuts and keep aside. (it would be around 3 tbsp)
3. Add 1/4 cup of maida to the fruit and nut mixer and mix well until evenly coated.
5. In a bowl, add 1 cup maida, all the powders and salt and mix well and keep aside.
6. In another bowl, add butter and beat well. Then add the sugar and beat. Then add curd and 3 tbsp orange juice and mix well.
7. Ad the maida mixture to wet mixture in 2 batches and mix well.
8. Then add the dry fruits and nuts and mix well.
9. Pre heat the oven to 180 degree C.
10. Bake for 45 minutes in a cake pan covered with parchment/butter paper or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
11. Allow the cake to cool and serve.

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Eggless whole wheat cinnamon rolls

Made these cinnamon rolls for my son's short break at school. These are eggless and 100% whole wheat. If good quality yeast is used, the results would be just amazing.
Here is the recipe

Recipe Adapted from: divyascookbook.
Ingredients to make around 16 rolls

Wheat Flour1 3/4 + 1/4 cupsI used aashirvad aata
Gluten2 tbspOptional but highly recommended as it gives softness to whole wheat bread.
Milk1 cupSoy milk for vegan option
Instant Yeast1 tspI used gloripan yeast
Oil1/4 cupI used sunflower oil
Sugar1/4 cup
Baking Soda1/4 tsp
Baking Powder1/4 tsp
Salt1/4 tsp
Ground Cinnamon1/2 tsp
Brown Sugar1/3 cupI used demerara sugar
Tutti fruiti1/3 cup


1.In a saucepan mix together milk,sugar and oil.Bring to boil and then switch off the flame.Let cool down to lukewarm.
2. In another bowl, mix 1 3/4 cup of wheat flour and gluten.
3. Once the milk is lukewarm, add yeast and wheat flour mixture and mix well with a wooden spoon. 4. Cover with a lid and allow it to rise for an hour till it doubles in size. (Since we are using wheat flour, it might not double. If the weather is cold, then it might take more time for the dough to rise)
5. Once the dough has risen, add baking soda, baking powder, salt and remaining 1/4 cup wheat flour and mix well till the dough is smooth. If required, little bit milk can be added. The dough should not be very sticky.
6. If using later, refrigerate the dough. Else, roll the dough into rectangular shape.
7. Apply some oil on the rolled dough.
8. Mix cinnamon and brown sugar and spread over the rolled dough.
9. Then spread the tutti fruiti. Choco chips can be used instead of tutti fruiti.
10.Start from the opposite end of the dough, roll the dough neatly in a line towards you. Roll as tightly as possible.
11. Cut the rolled dough into 16 equal rolls and place it in a baking pan.
12. Allow it to rise for another 45 minutes to 1 hour.
13. Around 5 minutes before the final rise, pre heat the oven to 180 degree C and bake the rolls for 20 to 25 minutes.
14. Allow the rolls to cool and serve.

If refrigerated, the rolls would stay for up to 5 days or a week. If refrigerating, microwave for 30 to 45 seconds before serving.