Its Raining Chocolate everywhere.. And why not ?? Its the trend ingredient of year 2014.. Last year was Kale!
Do u believe or try to keep up with the cooking trend too?
Fashionwho doesnt like to live up with ??? Like it has been down jackets in
winter , colored jeggings for spring.. Large dial facet mat golden
watches for a while now.. Something to ponder !
Chocolate is an absolute indulgence to me.. A perfect treat, tid bit and what not
can this C ingredient can do. I lust after this C thingy !! There is no justifiable time to chew this cud.
If ever we open a Cadbury Dairy Milk Bar,
Lil V being the best kid to his mother would just have 2 pieces. Dada
would have another 2 pieces.. Miss S would have them all if she could.
But mama (
mia me) would give her one of them and she
will have it all over her face.. Indulgence.. isnt it!! And I would
like a lovely partner in crime have 2 pieces first.. But then the Dairy milk
would gawk at me as if summoning ” Come and grab me !! What are you
thinking ??” I would sneakily have two more .. By night , when the packet
is left with the last bit, I just cant resist and wud finish them all..
Aah Absolute sense of contentment !!!
Oh yes !! To top it up , V
brings a book about Chocolates to read. I was soo snoopy like the
Curious George, trying to sneak in every page as he read , grasping as
much wisdom I can in my little head. Some Interesting facts that
did call for attention, were about 4 Chocolate Giants in the Industry.
.We all know the brands.. but little did we know who started it all… I did
feel the necessity to share the facts , so that my lovely readers could
read more about them and their inspirational stories when they get a
Cadburys – founder was John Cadbury
Hershey’s – founder was Milton S Hershey
Ghiraldelli – founder was
Domenico (Domingo) Ghirardelli
Lindt – founders are David Sprüngli-Schwarz &Rudolf Sprüngli-Ammann
Today , here I present Chocolate Pound Cake. Absolutely butterry, moist, yet light and totally a tea cake. Oh Yes!! We loved it plain. It doesnt need icing too..
Recipe adapted from Joy of Baking . I love this space for the structured explanation and the measurements.
Recipe :Chocolate Pound Cake
Preparation Time : 15 minutes
Baking Time : 55 minutes
Cake Flour un available, make your own Cake Flour, like I did.
1 Cup Sifted
cake flour can be substituted with 3/4 cup (84 grams) sifted Plain/All
Purpose Flour + 2 Tbsp. (15 grams) corn starch.
the oven 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) ,Gas Mark 4 .
Lightly oil a loaf pan and line the bottom with a parchment paper.
2. In a
bowl mix the cocoa powder into the boiling water until smooth. Let cool to room
a separate bowl, Sift together dry ingredients – Flour, Baking Powder &
a medium sized bowl, beat the butter until softened. Now add the sugar and
beat until fluffy (approximately 3-4 minutes). I do not have a hand mixer or
an electric mixer, so my muscle power can handy.
incorporate one egg at a time and blend well again. Scrape down the sides of
the bowl as needed. Add in vanilla extract and the cooled cocoa mix. A gentle
whisk to combine them well.
the sifted dry ingredients and mix only until well combined. Transfer the batter
to the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top with a back of the spoon. Bake
for about 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out
clean. Cool on a wire rack for a few minutes and then unmould.