Dear chai readers! Hope you’ve been missing us. It’s Thursday and Christmas is just around the corner. This weekend is going to be incredibly special for us all. Shopping, cooking, and family time… that’s what Christmas is all about. This year, we thought of asking our Chef, Saurabh Saxena, about his favourite treats and pat came the reply- ‘I love plum cakes’. He shares his childhood memory of enjoying slices of delicious plum cake made by his mum-
“Nostalgia makes it even more special, I guess! My mother used to bake plum cakes every Christmas. She said a sweet little treat can always add a splash of brightness to anyone’s day.”- Chef. This year, he decided to share his secret recipe of a plum cake that you can bake at home quite easily.
Prep. Time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 45-60 minutes
Difficulty level: Well, that depends on your baking skills…😉
Trivia: Plum cakes do not necessarily need to have plum – the fruit – but as the name suggests, they have prunes, raisins, cherries, etc.
Serving instructions: A piece of this tasty cake can be served after dinner as a dessert or with a cup of chai in the evening…
Ingredients (spilling the secrets now):
Oven temperature: 150 °C-300 °F
1 Cup Unsalted Cooking Butter
1 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
125 Gram Almonds, Chopped
2 tsp Vanilla Essence
1 tsp Cinnamon Powder
2 1/2 Cups Mixed Fruits (sultanas, raisins, candied peels, and cherries), Chopped
2 Cups All-purpose Refined flour
An 8-inch round cake tin lined with a double layer of grease-proof or brown paper at the bottom and on the sides
How to Make the Plum Cake?
1. Mix the chopped fruits and almonds with 2 tbsp of refined flour and keep aside.
2.Cream the butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla essence together.
3. Fold in the flour and then the fruit mixture.
4.Transfer mixture into the prepared tin and bake in a pre-heated oven for 30-40 minutes.
Chef adds, “Love is the secret ingredient that really makes a Christmas plum cake worth its charm… so, don’t forget to sprinkle a bit of love while you bake this delight!”
Now that you know the secret recipe, go make your own plum cake… get baking. But then, we know how much you get tired after a hectic workday… no worries, visit Chai Point and get a delicious slice of our plum cake this Christmas for your loved ones. Enjoy!
You can also order online on order.chaipoint.com or download our Android app!
See you all again in our next story… Bye!