“We have so much, too much, that we can buy, yet the basic labor of doing, the making with our own hands, is what enlivens us and makes us feel human." Dan Lepard

Sunday, 23 December 2012

EGGLESS WHOLE WHEAT DATE AND WALNUT CAKE

21st December is over and we are all here! Time to celebrate life…… value and enjoy things we take for granted…. relish the beauty of the nature around us - mesmerizing mornings and enchanting sunsets, blossoms, birds, butterflies flitting from flower to flower or simply the warmth of the Sun on a cold winter morn! Yes, life is indeed beautiful….
Coming to the recipe, I baked whole wheat egg less dates and walnut cake. This recipe uses condensed milk and hence does not need sugar.

Ingredients
¾ cup whole wheat flour (atta)
½ tin condensed milk
½ cup dates (pitted and chopped finely)
½ cup walnuts (chopped finely)
½ cup oil
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon vanilla essence

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Method
Sift whole wheat flour with baking powder. Add walnuts, keep aside. Take chopped dates in a pan, add six tablespoons water and simmer for two minutes. Turn off the gas. When dates and water mixture becomes lukewarm, add baking soda and let it rest for 20 minutes. Add this to sieved flour. Beat oil, condensed milk and milk till smooth. Add vanilla essence. In the end add dates and flour. Grease and line one 8 inch x 5 1/2 inch  baking tin. Pour the batter and bake in a pre heated oven at 150 degrees C for 45 minutes or till a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven and remove from the baking tin after 15 minutes. Invert on the cooling rack.

Slice when cold.

14 comments:

  1. Namita,I've gone crazy trying out your sinful cakes,three of them today!oh my gosh!!! this zebra cake has turned out just amazing.my kids are going to love it!Cheers to you

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  2. Hi Namita...kudos to you for inspiring all of us...pls help with the above recipe with egg

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    1. Hello! Thank you for visiting my blog. This recipe is egg less. However, you can avoid condensed milk, add 1/2 to 3/4 cup powdered sugar as per your taste. Beat egg whites, add powdered sugar followed by oil and then yolks. Then fold in rest of the ingredients. Add walnuts and dates in the end. Hope this helps.

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    2. Hi Mam...how many eggs for 1/2 tin condensed milk

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    3. Hi Avni, I think for 3/4 cup ata, two eggs would be fine. I have never tried though, but should work well. If you try this one, I would love to know your feedback. Happy Baking Avni!

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    4. Hi Namita Ji,
      tried the recipe today with 2eggs and 1/2 cup sugar. Added just a bit of cocoa powder.It came out nice and clean.

      Its my daughter's first birthday today as per hindu calender...this cake will have a special place in my heart always.
      thanks :)

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    5. Hello Avni, I am happy that your experiment worked well. I admire your baking skills Avni. I think next time when I try the same cake, i too, will add cocoa. Great idea.
      Happy Birthday and good wishes to your lil angel.

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  3. Any substitute for condensed milk

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    1. Hello Neha, half cup thick curd should work fine. I would also suggest another Date and Walnut recipe that is amazingly delicious. here is the link- http://ambrosiasoulfulcooking.blogspot.in/2014/04/low-fat-whole-wheat-date-and-walnut.html
      Hope this helps. Happy Baking!

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    2. I tried...really got good result. ThNk u so much.

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  4. Hello namita, is 1/2 tin condensed milk is equal to 200g ?

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    1. Yes Mitali, 1 tin condensed milk is 400g. Half would be 200g.

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