Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A sweet treat for holidays!!

Rawa (Sooji/semolina) Cake

One of the reasons to eat cake..............:D
Sometimes I make recipes sound so conveniently healthy that I don't feel guilty about eating them....:)

Interesting isn't it? A cake without egg, without maida (All purpose floor) I won't say without butter..well.... it is without butter, but with eventually, cream balances out butter, and give us a reason to feel guilty about....:(

Well..........this is a holiday season of the year everywhere and it's okay to go crazy once in a while.

So here it goes-:
A cake for holidays.....!!

Here is what you will need-:
  • 1 cup rawa (fine)- you can get in any Indian store, it's called sooji or semolina..if you prefer. Its essentially made up of wheat.
  • 1 Cup wheat flour
  • 1 cup of cream 
  • 1 cup of yogurt
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 cups of milk I used 2%
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Almonds, walnuts, raisins for crunchiness
This is how you do it-:

Preheat the oven to 350° F.
Mix all the dry ingredients first. Then add the wet once. Make sure that everything gets mixed up well with no lumps formed. 

Slice the almonds, chop the remaining nuts and add in to the tub.
Spray your cake pan with non-stick cooking spray or you can also rub some butter inside the pan. Pour the batter nicely.
Slide the pan in to the preheated oven and bake for about 50 minutes. The baking time may vary due to difference in the ovens. Check after 45 and decide. If you feel , keep baking for 10 minutes more or so.

Insert the knife and make sure it comes out clean, if not that means, it needs more baking.
bake to perfection and enjoy your holidays...!!!

Happy holidays...everyone...!!!


SriLekha said...

cake with rawa is very unique!
looks delicious!
join in the savories event going in my blog!

Trupti said...

Cake looks very delicious. First time here have a very nice collectiion of recipes.

I am hosting Winter Treat Event this month. I will be very glad if you participate in
this event.

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Malar Gandhi said...

Sounds Unique!

Manali said...
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Manali said...

Hey Srilekha,
Thanks for the comment and invite to join the savories event.
I really wanted to join, but since I am moving, there is a lot to do, and so won't be able to make it.
I will wait for your next one...:)

Trupti, Thanks to you as well for the invite for the winter treat event. As I said I will be moving so can't make it.I surely will for the next event....Let me know about that.

Malar, Thanks for your comment.
Keep visiting.

chaitrali pathak said...

hey just to add in this...if u add 2 tsp. of coffee decoction in gives a very nice colour..and test...