Tick tock tick tock ... The countdown clock is ticking down. Its time to bid adieu to 2014 and welcome 2015. Looking back at the year's best times, I move ahead with memories of happy moments to be treasured for years to come and welcome year 2015 with new hopes and aspirations for brighter future.
Wishing all of you A Very Happy New Year 2015 !
"Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
whispering, it will be happier "
~ Alfred Lort Tennyson ~
100 gms maida
100 gms wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup sour cream
150 ml milk (Room temperature)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 and 1/4 cup brown sugar [1/4 cup sugar used to prepare plum cherry sauce]
1 cup cubed red plum
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
1/2 tsp nutmeg powder
1 cup dry fruits [ I used glazed cherries and tutti frutti]
Few tbsps milk to make the batter moist if it becomes too thick.
1 tbsp vinegar
Icing sugar [optional]
Add sugar and water in a pan and heat it. Add cubed red plums, and pitted cherries. Cook them until the consistency is somewhat like jam or pie filling. Switch off the flame. Keep it aside and allow it to cool. Add cinnamon and nutmeg powder. Sprinkle APF on dried fruits and dust off the excess. Keep it aside. Grease the baking pan and preheat the oven at 180 degrees C.
Sieve flour, baking soda and baking powder to remove any lumps. In a deep bowl mix sour cream, milk, oil and remaining sugar. Stir everything until the sugar dissolves completely. Now add the dry ingredients in two parts. Mix it until these ingredients get incorporated into wet mixture. Do not overmix. Next add plum cherry sauce and dry fruits/ tutti frutti and fold it in the cake batter. Add few tbsp of milk (around 3-4 tbsp) if the batter is too thick. Transfer the batter into greased pan and bake it until the cake is done. Transfer the cake to wire rack after 5 mins and allow it to cool completely. Dust the cake with icing sugar [optional step] before slicing and serving.
Some cupcakes baked from the portion of the batter.