Sunday, 16 December 2012

Plum cake

Hi guys this is christmassyyy time, so let s bake a plum cake with sooo simple, available ingredients at home.

I am doing it as my first challenge or task from Baking Partners, which has the logo as follows:

Ingredients required

  • 100gm butter
  • 125 gm maida
  • 125 gm powdered sugar
  • 3 tsp sugar (to caramelise)
  • 1/4 cup of boiling water
  • Two eggs, with yolks separated
  • 125 gm of combined mixture like cashew, pista, badam, raisins, chopped dates, chopped orange peel
  • One small packet of apple/grape juice
  • 1 tsp of baking powder

Initial preparations

  • First, let us caramelise the sugar.  In a deep pan, add 3 tsp of sugar and 6 tsp of water, let the sugar melt.  After the sugar passes two-string consistency, it darkens its colour from white to golden brown, which will take ten to twelve minutes. Don't stir in the entire process.    When it starts to darken, switch off the flame and add 1/4 cup of boiling water and swirl the pan.  After sometime, you can see golden brown caramelised sugar syrup, you can also view some videos online that explains the complete process.  Now keep the caramelised syrup aside
  • Mix nuts, dates, orange peel and marinate them with apple/grape juice in refrigerator for one week.  Traditionally, rum or brandy is used, but i preferred apple juice better.  
  • Sift flour along with baking powder in a separate plate, mix them also add marinated nuts-dates-orange peel (draining the  liquid after a week's time)  and mix again in plate such that nuts get coated with maida very well.  This is done so that nuts dont go and stick down to cake.  


 In a vessel blend butter and sugar using electric blender.  Now, add two egg yolks and blend again.

In a separate vessel, add two egg whites beat it till they turn fluffy. 
Now add the egg white mixture to butter-sugar blended mix and stir well.  Also add in caramelised syrup.

Now add maida-baking powder-nuts mix 

Now pour the batter in baking dish and bake at 180 degree celsius for about one hour

Plum cake is now ready to serve!!!!!

Wannaaaa a sliceeeee?????

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