Saturday, October 6, 2007


This recipe is adapted from Nandita of SAFFRON TRAIL. I lacked a few ingredients & my laziness to drag myself out of the home, resulted in me making a few alterations, which further resulted in a less sweet but a healthy cake. After I saw the results, I went back to her blog & checked out the comments etc, & realized that adding 1/2 cup of oil would have made the cake more softer. The cake was good but if it would have had the right sweetness to it & probably the softness from the oil it would have been excellent. It looks fab, n another thing - it tastes better than it did yesterday :-)). You can check up Nandita's blog for the actual recipe

Ing -
1-1/2 cup - wheat flour
1/2 cup - semolina / rawa
6 tspn - Sugar - the original called for 3 tspn each of Sugar & Splenda (which I didnt have so I substituted it for 3 more tspn sugar) but I guess it should have been more I should have added at least 8-10 tbspn of sugar
3 tspn - brown sugar - the original recipe called for 3 tspn grated jaggery, which I didnt have
a handfulf dates
a handful of raisins
a handful of candied ginger
some walnuts crushed
2 cups - water
1 tspn - grated ginger
1 tspn - cinnamon powder
3/4 - cloves
a pinch of salt.
1/2 cup - oil
1 tspn - baking powder
1 tspn - baking soda
Method -
Take water in a pan & add the raisins, dates, candied ginger, grated ginger, cinnamon powder, cloves, salt & sugars. Bring it to a boil & on slow flame boil for about a minute
Let the mixture cool completely (she said this was very important)
In another bowl seive the flour, semolina, baking powder & baking soda together.
Into this add the mixture & also the oil (I didnt add the oil in my recipe, but I will do so when I bake this cake the next time, hence adding it here)
Preheat oven to 180 C & line a baking dish with foil.
Grease it & bake the cake for 30 minutes.
The greased foil enabled the cake to come out like a knife in butter !!!


Cynthia said...

You know I've never made ginger bread... I must try it sometime.

Shella said...

Cynthia - its worth a try, n to top everything off - this recipe is soooo healthy.


I have heard of ginger bread but didn't know how to make..Thanx for the recipe and I can try this..:)

Shella said...

RAKS KITCHEN - worth a try. The original recipe called for many more spices, but I used little. I thought it best to emphasize on one spice i/o many at the same time.

Sharmi said...

very awesome looking ginger bread. never made or tried them. would love to try out.

Shella said...

Sharmi - it was worth the try. But you should keep the cake in the fridge. Mine got spoilt today coz I didnt keep in the fridge!! :-(

Happy cook said...

Yum i love them

Shella said...

Happy Cook - thanks

TBC said...

That looks so soft andd moist.

Shella said...

It was really !!!