Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Nutty prune Cake...after a long break


Well, I can blame this unexpected break  from blogging on my internet connection,the computer which crashed suddenly,shifting accomodation,settling down with two kids  blah ...blah ...blah.The only good thing that happened with me during these two months was that we shifted into a bigger house and all the extra stuff that was lying for years in those boxes are out and breathing some fresh air and yes how can I forget to mention that now I enjoy my tea and the goan monsoon relaxing in my verandah,the rains lashing trying to spoil the peaceful feeling,the balmy breeze tingling your face and watching the sudden sprout of greenery all around....so therapeutic for the mind ,body and the soul. A respite from the hot weather,the bonding of the family over some hot pakodas ,chai and a game of scrabble ,a ride on the sleek ,flashy Ninja (Biplab is a passionate biker and this is the new addition to our family)in the rains with my better half ...thats what rains are for me.So now everybody knows what I was upto these last few days.....so I shouldn't be cribbing about the net connection and the computer!!!!
This nutty prune cake  was baked during one of those balmy rainy evenings and got wiped out within minutes.The cinnamon and the peanut butter combo imparted a nice unique flavour to the cake.The wholemeal flour with the nuts and prunes make it a healthy cake for the children,a must try and a sure hit!

You Need
125 g (4 oz) butter
1/4  C crunchy peanut butter
1/2 C  sugar
2 eggs
1 C wholemeal flour
1 tsp baking pwdr
1 tsp cinnamon
a pinch salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup chopped prunes

Method

    1. Beat together butter,peanut butter and sugar until creamy.
    2. Add eggs one at a time and beat well.
    3. Stir in dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk and beat until smooth.
    4. Lastly add prunes and beat well.
    5. Place in a greased and lined loaf tin or a slab tin and bake in a moderate oven(170 or 180 deg C) 40-50 mins until cooked.If desired, sprinkle with 1/2 C finely chopped walnuts before baking.Leave in tin few mins before turning out.
Our new Ninja

17 comments:

Happy Cook said...

Welcome back. I love cakes like this and it looks yumm . Love the color of the new NInja :-)

Priti said...

Gud to see you back ...and cake looks yum...I can totally related to your reasons :)

s said...

Yum..this looks totally yum...

anubhavati said...

Hi,

First time on your site. Your nutty prune cake sure looks yummy crunchy and waiting to be eaten...Glad that you are back after a break..You guys are in GOA??? WOW!!!

Shobha

Suma Rowjee said...

Welcome back Saswati!! The cake looks superb!!

Rachana said...

Welcome back! The cake looks yumm!

notyet100 said...

wow cake looks delicious,..enjoy Goa,.;-)

aipi said...

Hey saswati, first time here..u got a beautiful space here with so many wonderful recipes..
Prune cake looks perfect..nutty n fruity
will b visiting often..
do drop in at my space sometime
take care
aipi
http://usmasala.blogspot.com/

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

welcome back. Yummy nutty cake...
You must be enjoying decorating new place!

Sharmi said...

looks yum! My God you have that Ninja!!! waaaawwww:)

Vandana Rajesh said...

this looks so delicious saswati and very crunchy with all the nuts. Have to try once I settle down and start my oven. Congrats on the ninja...looks fabulous...waiting to snap of both of u on it:)

PreeOccupied said...

Welcome back, S. You sure were missed. And congratulations on your new home.

Aarthi said...

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Purabi Naha said...

Hi, loved your blog and this recipe, in particular. You have a good collection of recipes. Shall visit here again very soon. Do visit my blog when your time permits.

shahanara said...

wow! cake looks delicious,I love cakes like this and it looks yumm .

markus said...

Looks so good.
Be careful on the Ninja.

Suporna Roy said...

Nice Blog.......
Great Work Keep it up.......
I Like This Very Much.......

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