Date with the apple and joining the recipe marathon
What can I do if I am stuck with lots of fruits?
a) Make mixed fruit jam
b) Make fruit halwa
c) Bake a cake
Reason for this dilemma – Lots of dates at home (thanks to sis from Dubai) and a dozen apples (thanks to friends in Texas) are sitting in the kitchen counter. Dates can survive for months if I store them properly but what to do with the apples? I have tried freezing bananas and strawberries but I am not sure how good apples will stay in the freezer. So, I introduced apples for a blind date, with dates! The union was a success and resulted in a date-apple fruit cake.
Ingredients (Makes about 12 slices)
Dates- one handful
Raisins- one handful
Cashew nuts- 2 tsp
Cinnamon powder- 1 tsp
Salt a pinch
Baking powder- 1/2 tsp
Sugar 3/4 cup
All purpose flour- 1 cup
Baking tray (I used a round one)
Pre heat the oven to 350.
Sift flour,salt and baking powder together.
Remove seeds from dates and chop dates, raisins and cashew nuts.
Wash and peel the apples. Grate them in a cheese grater. Discard the core of the apple.
Whisk the egg till fluffy. Add butter(at room temperature) to this egg and whisk again. Slowly add the flour and sugar and mix well. Add the cinnamon.This cake batter will be thick. Mix the grated apples,dates, raisins and chopped nuts.
Grease a baking tray of your choice(any shape). Transfer the cake batter to the tray and level the top. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes, till golden on top. Check if the cake is done by inserting a fork into the cake. If the fork comes out clean without any crumbs, cake is done. Remove from the oven, let it cool for 2-3 minutes. Run the knife through the edges of the pan. Invert the mould and transfer the cake to a cooling rack. Let it cool completely, cut into slices and store.
Update: Just saw other events as well and this apple-date cake is starting it’s journey for
It’s time to Jingle Again at Asan Khana.
Cakes and Cookies Event at Mahimaa’s
Radhika’s Dessert’s Pastries and Ice cream event .
Nupur of One hot stove is counting down to 2010 with a recipe marathon and she offered bloggers to join her from December 25th to 31st. I am happy to say that I am one of the runners and the list of other bloggers joining the marathon can be found here. We will all be posting a new recipe or cook and blog about bookmarked recipes. Keep checking this space and other blogs as well, as we start the yummy marathon tomorrow.
See you with Recipe no:7 tomorrow. Happy Holidays!
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