Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Almonds, Figs n Dates Loaf :

Ingredients -

Wheat Flour - 2/3 cup
All purpose flour - 2/3 cup
Baking powder -1 1/2 tsp
Dried Figs chopped - 1/3 cup
Dates pitted n chopped- 1/3 cup
Almonds chopped -  10
Blue berries - few (optional)
Nutmeg powder- 1/4 tsp
Ground cloves - 2
Sour milk  - ( take 3/4 cup of warm milk, put juice of 1/2 lemon 
               and let it stand for 10 minutes)
Eggs - 2 large
Brown sugar - 1/2 cup
Lemon rind grated - 1/2 tsp
salt - a pinch
Olive oil/ sunflower oil - 2 tbsp

Method - 
1.  Combine buttermilk, lemon rind, nutmeg, and cloves, heat 
     it on a low flame.
2. Remove it when just warm ( don't boil) and add the figs 
     and dates, let it stand for 20 minutes.
3. Take a big bowl and combine eggs, oil, sugar and whisk it
    for a while, pour the buttermilk mixture in it, mix and keep
    it aside.
4. Combine flours, baking powder, salt in a big bowl, make a
    well in the center and pour the buttermilk and egg mixture
    in it, mix it until well blended.
5. Grease a loaf tin and spoon the mixture into it, spread
     the almonds and blueberries over it evenly.
6. Bake it on a preheated oven for 30 minutes or until perfectly             baked, when inserted with a knife it should come out clean.
7. Let it cool on a wire wrack for 10 minutes, remove n serve 
    this tasty bread with breakfast.

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