A chronicle of my kitchen experiments, a little healthy a little indulgent
So I made the perfect pound cake yesterday evening for Sweet Punch’s July baking and it was a good thing because I have made a pound cake after ages. Ofcourse I started my cake baking by everyone’s favorite pound cake and later as I started to bake more healthy stuff less butter, more wheat flour rather than all purpose flour, pound cake got lost somewhere and man was it good to remember it again heck it was. Sinful to the core and I made it even more sinful with topping it with homemade Dulche de Leche. One is allowed to forget about calories once in a while isn’t it. *goes off to survive on salad and sprouts for a day to make up :P*
The cake was dense and crumbly just as it was supposed to be…
The recipe of cake is taken from the The Cake Bible (a book I have been wanting to lay my hands on BTW)… here is the recipe just as mentioned on the sweet punch blog
3 tablespoons Milk
For making Cake flour at home – Take one cup of all purpose flour and remove 2 tbsp from it.Replace the 2 tbsp flour with cornflour and sift together 2-3 times.Cake flour is ready to use.
I followed the recipe fully this time (surprise :) ) just added 1/2 tsp of cardomom powder and 1 tsp pf lemond zest. he he suprise over :D I did get a crack on top but apart from that the cake was pretty good tasting and perfect
And for the Dulche De Luche I followed purple foodie’s recipe, took a can of milkmaid and immersed in water bath for about 3 hours while it simmered (I made it on my induction stove on the least power) , I added a vanilla bean and a little rock salt to it. Though it didn’t turn out perfect and as creamy it should have been. If u see the below picture one lump got formed in the tin while it was cooking and whatever I did it didn’t smoothen out fully. Anyone know why could that lump have been there? Did I open the tin too much? Inspite of that the taste was to die for, after I took the stuff out of the tin both N and Ojas sat and licked it clean ;-) I am gonna try making it again soon and if u guys have any input please to give it.
So all in all a great sinful dessert was had yesterday for sudden guests….