how to make eggless christmas cake at home / fruit nut cake

how to make eggless christmas cake at home / fruit nut cake

how to make eggless christmas cake at home / fruit nut cake

how to make eggless christmas cake at homeIt’s again an eggless cake for this christmas it’s a trademark festive treat every-time. Even though it’s an eggless christmas cake it’s not an alcohol free cake which is a must if you want an authentic christmas cake. If you don’t want to use alcohol you can always use orange juice which equalizes and brings the same outcome.Its a very first attempt for me to use alcohol in cooking and was very curious about the outcome as well. It turned out to be perfect and was totally satisfied. I was not so very confident in the how to make eggless christmas cake at homebeginning but after the successful baking it all ended only in happy eating. Instead of demarara if you don’t have you can use normal white sugar. In so many recipes out there I noticed caramelising the sugar diluting it and adding it in the batter for colour. But,personally I felt adding cocoa powder as best for colour and flavour. Always grate the nutmeg then and there otherwise the flavour and freshness goes if we add the stored ones. So,this christmas cake can be done at home easily and now lets see how to make christmas cake recipe at home.

 

how to make eggless christmas cake at home / fruit nut cake

 

INGREDIENTS:

All purpose flour – 1 cup
Demarara sugar – 2 tbsp
Condensed milk – 1/2 tin
Butter(soft) – 1/4 cup
Cinnamom powder – 3/4 tsp
Nutmeg powder – 1/4 tsp
Cocoa powder – 21/2 tbsp
Pinch of salt
Baking powder – 1/2 tsp
Baking soda – 1/4 tsp
Aerated soda – 1/2 cup
Mixed nuts(badam,pista,cashews)(chopped) – 1/4 cup

Soaking:

Alcohol/orange juice – 1/2 cup
Mixed dried fruits like dried black and yellow grapes,plums,tuttti-fruiti -1/4 cup
Soak it in any alcohol like rum,whisky or if not orange juice for one week

METHOD:

how to make eggless christmas cake at home1.First you have to soak the dried fruits in alcohol at least for 24 hours I soaked it for one full week.
2.All the liquid will be fully soaked up and will be ready.

how to make eggless christmas cake at home3.Take a mixing bowl with sieve add maida,cocoa powder.nutmeg,cinnamom,salt,baking powder and soda and sieve it mix and keep it ready.

how to make eggless christmas cake at homehow to make eggless christmas cake at home4.Add the soaked up fruits and nuts mix to the flour mixture and mix well and keep.

how to make eggless christmas cake at homehow to make eggless christmas cake at home5.In another bowl take butter and demarara sugar and beat for a minute then add condensed milk till well combined.

how to make eggless christmas cake at homehow to make eggless christmas cake at homehow to make eggless christmas cake at home6.Add this mixture to the dry flour mixture and fold it well till all are mixed up,finally add soda and mix up thoroughly.

how to make eggless christmas cake at home7.Inbetween preheat an oven at 160 degree centigrade for 10 minutes and grease a suitable pan with butter and parchment paper and keep ready.
8.Put the contents into the baking dish and bake for 30-40 minutes or till cooked.
9.When skewer inserted comes out clean it is done.

salem thattu vadai set recipe /marudhuskitchen

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salem thattu vadai set recipe /marudhuskitchen

Ingredients

  • Small sized thattai’s - 30 or as needed
  • Carrots grated - 1 cup
  • Beetroot grated - 1cup
  • Onion - 1(small size) thinly sliced
  • Raw mango grated - 1/4 cup
  • lemon juice optional(I did not add)
  • Salt for veggies
  • Some chopped coriander
    For green chutney:
  • Green chillies - 6 or more according to spice
  • Salt to taste
  • Mint/pudhina leaves - one hand full
  • Coriander leaves - one hand full
  • Peanuts - 1 tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
  • A tsp of oil
    For red chutney:
  • Garlic cloves - 6-7
  • Dried red chillies - 10
  • Tomatoes/thakkali - 4
  • Salt to taste
  • Tamarind /puli - a small bit
  • A bit of jaggery
  • A tsp of oil

Instructions

  1. Grate vegetables and chop onions and keep every thing ready.
  2. For green chutney add oil in a kadai and put all the ingredients in the list saute for few minutes and grind smooth finally add some drops of lemon juice.
  3. For red chutney saute every ingredient given till the tomatoes are tender and cooked, cool and grind smooth.
  4. Now every thing is ready.
  5. Keep two thattai’s simultaneously apply green chutney in one and red in other.
  6. In-between mix grated carrot beetroot, raw mango add some salt and keep, don’t add onions with this after some time squeeze the excess water from veggies lightly and keep ready.
  7. Keep grated mixture on one of the thattai, add some onions, chopped coriander and close it with the other thattai and done.
  8. Do all the other in the very same way and enjoy.

All the spiciness and tanginess can be added or lessened according to your taste. There are so many variations of chutneys you can try with this thattu vadai set. Small thattais will be bite sized and more suitable for this than the bigger ones. Usually they add more vegetables for the stuffing and that will not only healthier but very tasty.

Other christmas treats here:

eggless christmas sugar cookies / cut out cookies with royal icing

how to make eggless chocolate brownie at home

recipe of eggless date cake / dates nuts loaf cake

walnut cake recipe eggless /vanilla frosting walnut layer cake

 

 

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