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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

No mommy no good

I realized what love is one day when I called up my mother and told her that my mobile phone has stopped working. I was howling. She calmly told me, "Why worry? I will buy you ten more. Now stop crying." Even I know she would never do that, but just the fact that she was willing to say that to shut me up convinced me that love exists. So this mother's day, I fell for the concept hook, line and sinker. I made her something. I mean thats how I demonstrate love these days. Make food. Get love. Mostly. 


So today, I present a delicious fruit cake. No, not the christmasy kind, but a legit-lets eat the fruit and not cut it up and stash it in a cake kind. You will soon see what happened. Boo yeah. 


Lovely source: http://artofdessert.blogspot.in/2010/02/egg-free-fresh-fruit-cake.html


SHMANCY VANILLA AND FRUIT CAKE 


What you need 


An occasion 
(Mothers day works beautifully. Also it looks so beautiful that one feels like showing off) 


One and a half cups flour 
Three fourths cup of sugar 
One teaspoon baking powder
Half teaspoon salt
Two to three tablespoons of butter 
Less than one fourth cup of oil 
One cup of milk 
Half a tablespoon of vinegar 
One egg (optional) 
One teaspoon vanilla essence 


For the fruit 
(Grab all edible seasonal fruits and slice them) 
I used: Kiwi, grapes, apples, pow-them-granates


Essential extras


For the sugar syrup
half cup of water
one fourth cup of sugar


For the custard cream 
Two tablespoons of custard powder 
One package of cream (200 grams) 


What to do: 


1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. 


2. Mix all the cake ingredients together. Put the dry ingredients first (flour, sugar, baking powder, salt). Then the butter, oil, milk, vinegar, essence and egg. 


3. Grease a baking tin. Add the batter and bake for 20 minutes. Keep checking, it may take less or more time. Dont trust the oven, trust yourself. 


4. While its baking, combine the sugar and water together in the microwave on high for five minutes, or over a slow flame. It should basically become sugar consistency. 


5. Cut up all the fruits. 


6. Make the custard cream by following package instructions, just replace the milk with cream. So first dissolve two tablespoons of custard powder in some water, then add that mixture to the cream, and bring to a boil. Once its ready, your cream is ready. Boo. 


To assemble 


1. Take the cake out of the oven, and slather sugar syrup over it. 


2. Then slather a layer of custard cream. Eat up all the extra custard cream. 


3. Then arrange the fruits as you like, and put more sugar syrup on them. 


4. Keep in the fridge for a bit, say 20 minutes. 


5. Surprize your mom. 









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