Monday morning is here and time to check out the happenings in the blogging world over the weekend. Logged in as usual and guess what?...yet another award awaits me at my blog. What better way to begin a week? All my Monday morning blues have disappeared into thin air and I am charged enough to take on the challenges of the new day and week ahead. Thank you Sireesha for the "Yummy blog award".
As per the rules I have to list four sweets that I like and here goes:
Microwave eggless chocolate cake recipe (given below)
Payasam and the Bengali delight Rasogolla
I would like to keep the chain going and forward this award to some of the yummy blogs that I have come across.
1- Suma Rajesh of http://sumascuisine.blogspot.com/
2- Sig of http://blog.sigsiv.com/
3- Archy of http://archysrecipes.blogspot.com/
4- Anupama of http://food-n-more.blogspot.com/
Going through the last few posts I have realized that my back ache has been keeping me off the blogging scene and that I have not posted any of my recipes this month. So here is one that can be safely categorised as "easy baking recipes". Eggless recipes in the virtual world are really far and few and thought this would make a perfect pick for the vegetarians and also those having to deal with allergies related to eggs.
It is an easy to make eggless microwave cake that you would definitely like. This is a recipe from my friend Anju (who is a great cook herself)that I have tried over a hundred times and has proved to be a never fail recipe for me everytime. This is one that my husband and daughter love and so the cake does the vanishing act within minutes of being out of the oven. Just takes 7 minutes in the oven. Once you have decided to make it, this delicious cake would take you all of 15 minutes (including preparation, cooking and standing time) from the ingredients stage to the first bite.
This cake is my entry to Siri's event of "Frozen Yogurt".
Maida - 1 and 2/3 cups
Sugar - 1 cup
Cooking Oil- 1/2 cup
Milk - 1/3 cup(cold milk)
Curd - 1 cup
Cocoa - 6 tbsp *
Soda bi-carb - 1 tsp (not heaped)
*I prefer to use 3 tbsp of cocoa and 3 tbsp of drinking chocolate or else feel the cake turns out slightly bitter and does not agree with the sweet taste requirements of kids.
Sieve maida and soda bi-carb together. Mix all the ingredients and make a smooth batter. Pour into a greased microwave proof utensil and cook for 7 minutes. After done, let stand in the oven for 5 minutes. Take out and let cool for 2 minutes. Cut and enjoy.
It is a delicious dessert if served with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream, topped with chocolate sauce and chopped nuts of your choice. Enjoy!!!