Cooking is an activity enjoyed when there are people around who appreciate good food (and you:-). Ditto baking. I’d practically stopped baking once the kids left home. But, since I’m going visiting , this morning was large scale baking.
Honey bake is such a family favorite, that its practically a family heirloom. Still, Im sharing the recipe here so other people can taste the goodness.
Flour – 13/4 cup
Baking powder – 11/4 tsp
Salt – a pinch
Butter – 125 g
Brown sugar -100g ( I use 1 cup of powdered jaggery instead which gives a special full flavor)
Honey -6 tbsp
Flaked Almonds – 2-3 tbsp ( I used chopped cashew instead)
Mix all the ingredients together well for 3-4 minutes and bake for 15-20 min . You can scatter the almonds on top for a better look
Nutrition: Honey, eggs, jaggery, almonds are good for you. The rest is good in small doses. And the idea of eating home-made cake gives a great lift.
Another good bake is Honey Coconut Biscuits. They don’t take too long to make either, which is one of my chief criteria in cooking.
Honey Coconut Biscuits
Sugar – 1/2 cup ( increase to 3/4)
Grated coconut – 2 tbsp
Honey – 2 tsbp
Flour – 1 1/2 cup
Grated cocconut -1 cup
Cream butter and sugar, add egg,beat until light and fluffy.
Add coconut and honey, beat well until combined. Fold in sifted flour , mix well.
Roll teaspoonfuls of mixture into balls, then roll in extra coconut.
Place on lightly greased trays at least 2″ apart and bake in moderate oven for 15 min