Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Getting Back with Saffron Mava Cake

It's been more than a year since I blogged.  I have been thinking for a while to get back and sometimes I used to think may be there is full stop for blogging, but here I'm by the grace of god blogging again.  Seriously, after one long year when I log into my account yesterday there was 660 + comments awaiting for moderation and of course 75 percent were spam and the rest 25 was from all blogger and non blogger friends.  I still haven't finished  filtering non spam comments from the spam comments, it might take a while.
 Well, there is been lots of ups and downs in this past one year which kept me away from blogging.  I would like to share only the ups i.e. my happy moments here.  My passion for baking, my simple home made cakes and breads have reached the next level by the grace of almighty, I have my own Home based business for cakes, made only on orders.  Please check my facebook page here.  So that kept me a little bit occupied.

I know I have a lots of pending work in blogging with few uncompleted events, give me some time to dig into those old files, will soon work on that too Insha Allah.
Now coming to the recipe it's a Mava/ Khoya cake.  I decided to blog about it but once I baked it and tasted it,  OMG ! My business mind started whispering do you really have to blog about this, it's so good, keep it as your secret business recipe :)  Nooo.. after all sharing is one of the best thing to do and I'm not the one who first found this recipe.  So here I'm with a fluffy, buttery and yummy Khoya cake, Enjoy .....

Ingredients:
Khoya- 1/2 cup
Plain flour- 1 1/4 cup
Baking powder- 1 tsp
Bicarbonate of soda- 1/4 tsp
Milk- 1/4 cup
Butter- 6 tbsp
Sugar- 3/4 cup
Eggs- 2
Cardamom powder- 1/4 tsp optional
Saffron- 1/4 tsp soaked in 1 tbsp warm milk
Pista or Almond- 10 ( optional )

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius.  Grease and line a 15 cm square cake.  Cream butter and sugar until it looks fluffy.  Add the khoya and start beating well until it gets mixed together.  Add eggs one by one until it gets mixed together.  Add the saffron and cardamom mix well.  Sift the flour, baking powder and soda in a separate bowl.  Add the flour and milk alternatively to egg mixture and beat well.
  Pour the batter into the greased pan and bake it in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.  Take it out from the oven, cool it in the rack for few minutes.  Gently remove the cake from the pan, let it cool down completely.  After cooling down completely, slice it and store it in a air tight container.

19 comments:

MonuTeena RecipesPassion said...

lovely saffron cake :) nice to meet you ayesha :) you have a wonderful blog, lemme follow you first :)

Rafeeda AR said...

wow!!! what a way to come back! mawa cake has been on my list to-do for long... this looks so delicious... wish could have a slice right away...

Priya Srinivasan said...

Super delicious cake ayeesha!! Looks very tempting! ! Once again welcome back to.blogging

Jayasri Ravi said...

Beautiful cake Ayesha, wonderful that you are back did saw your cake baking and I thought you were taking orders, I always saw the photos and thought that you are doing really well, but definitely love to see you here, we can see something other than cakes as well right ?

Nammi said...

welcome back , havent seen you for a while :) cake looks delicious and good to here you have started a business :)

Gayathri Kumar said...

Welcome back Ayeesha. The cake looks absolutely delicious and it would be a perfect opening after a year...

Veena Theagarajan said...

welcome back... nice and yummy cake

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Welcome back to blogosphere. What a way to come by posting this wonderful cake recipe.
Deepa

Colette Joseph said...

Ayesha, this is a winner. Lovely cake. You might like my saffron cakelets - got the recipe posted.
Cheers!

Nandita SS said...

So good to see your post ayesha!!! The java cake looks fantastic!! Beautifully captured :)

Kitchen Rhythms said...

Beautiful and yummy cake

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

Lovely cake!!! welcome back :) good to hear about ur business.

Jaleela Kamal said...

welcome back ayesha.
Cake looks rich flavour

Umm Mymoonah said...

Thank you all for your warm welcome and kind words

Vanessa said...

Welcome back to blogging dear!
As usual, your pictures are beautiful and this cake sounds amazing!
I am slowly back to blogging too and hope to read more of your recipes soonest :-)

Asiya Omar said...

Welcome back ! cake looks really yum with nice ingredients.

Party of 5 said...

It has been so long..popped by a few times. Missed your posts, glad you're back with yummy recipes. Congrats on your business!

easyfoodsmith said...

So good to see you back in action. I visited your blog a couple of times but it was all quiet...

I just happened to drop by again hoping to seeing you in action and I wasn't disappointed :D (I too had to stay away for nearly a year from my blog due to some personal problems...hoping yours are over)

It is wonderful that you are running your baking business. Wishing you the very best for it.

The mawa cake is a favorite and it is very popular here in Mumbai. I am a sucker for Saffron so I am very much tempted by your prep.
I am hoping we will get to see you more often now :)

Torviewtoronto said...

cake looks wonderful welcome back :)

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