Last weekend I experimented with some baking. I didn't use a cookbook for this one, but took my grandmothers 'normal' cake recipe, and added some tasty extras.
Here's what went in it:
- 200 grams of butter
- 3 free range eggs
- 2 cups of flour
- 2 cups of cane sugar
- 8 chopped up dates
- 50 grams of chopped up dark chocolate
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- a pinch of salt
Here's what I did:
I started by preheating the oven at 170 ºC. I mixed the butter and sugar in a large bowl with the hand mixer, till creamy. Then I added the sugar, baking powder and a pinch of salt. After that I mixed the flour in, bit by bit. With a wooden spoon, I stirred in the chocolate and the dates. I poured the batter in a buttered caketin and baked it for about 50 minutes. The last 15 minutes I covered the tin with a sheet of tin foil.
This is how it tasted:
Not to toot my own horn, but it tasted pretty good! Next time I will add more chocolate and dates.
|I love the pretty packaging of the dates, and the fact that they are lucky!|