One of my recurring nightmares while in the third semester of my Masters degree was that I’d missed a date for submission for an assignment. Third semester was highly disorienting, we’d have 20 assignments due within 2 weeks time, with submission dates almost within 2 – 3 days of each other. Even the most organized of people on campus had panic attacks about over looking a crucial piece of paper, not being able to take a print out, computers crashing and forgetting days and dates.
I for one, still end up counting days and dates wrong!!! And so I imagine today was the first day of the Recipe Marathon, and that today was the fabulous 17th of May when we all begin on this challenge on posting one recipe each day for the next 15 days!! Thankfully I don’t have any “life sustaining” credits to earn on this challenge. So I shall go ahead and imagine, that today is a beautiful Day 1 when I start my highly ambitious project of posting one recipe every day.
My in laws had come to visit over this weekend. I love cooking for my niece and nephew – kids give you the most open hearted, frank opinions on how your food taste. They’re generous with their appreciate, precise with their criticism. I packed some tutti frutti sour cream cake for them.
It’s a not too dense, not too light cake that’s most delicious when warmed slightly and eaten with ice cream on the side.
- All Purpose Flour – 2 cups
- Sugar – 3/4th cup
- Cinnamon – 1 stick
- Sour Cream – 3/4th cup
- Curd – 1/2 cup
- Milk – 1/2 cup
- Cooking Soda – 1/2 tsp
- Baking Powder – 1/2 tsp
- Tutti Frutti or Chocolate Chips or Butterscotch – 1 cup
- Line a 12 inch or equivalent Baking Pan. Mix Cooking Soda and Baking Powder with the Curd. Powder the sugar and cinnamon stick together.
- Mix All Purpose Flour, Cinnamon Sugar, Sour Cream, Curd and Milk together. Add the Tutti Frutti (or Chocolate Chips or Butterscotch).
- Pour batter into the Baking Pan. Bake at 220 degrees centigrade for 40 – 50 minutes.
- Put a toothpick in the center of the cake after the 30th minute to check for if the cake is done. If the toothpick comes out clean, the cake is done.
- Cool the cake, cut into pieces and store.
Another look at the cake – turned upside down.
The good people who posted on the actual Day 1:
- Dhivya – Bhindi Jaipuri
- Siri – Baked Cauliflower with Puck’s Marinara Sauce
- Divya Vikram – Peas Kurma
- Raaga – Masala Lauki Chana Dal
- Srivalli – Chicken Semi Gravy
- Swati – Dum Ka Murg Zafrani
- Bhags – Tomato Shorba