Friday, August 27, 2010

Mini French Loaf for A Special Couple

I was driving like a mad woman, hoping and praying she wouldn't have left the office, I knew she was working half day, I called up Criss to confirm the timing, and criss said, "Ally go now before..12pm the gurl is working only half day"....note the time was already 11am. It's Saritha's and Aboo's first wedding anniversary on 29th, and they are off to Kerala, so I decided to make a  surprise appearance at Sari's office with a baby loaf, just enough for the two of them to savour. It's the least I could do for the lovely two..

Caster Sugar - 55gms
Self Rising Flour - 55gms sifted
Small pinch of salt
Eggs - 2 small
Butter - 55gms
Finely ground almonds - 25gms
Vanilla pod split - 1/2
Apricot jam to glaze - 2tbs
Icing sugar to dust

Mix the sugar, sifted flour and salt together in a bowl. Melt butter, but not do not brown and set aside to cool. Lightly beat the eggs and mix them into the sugar and flour mixture and gradually add the cooled butter, ground  almonds and the vanilla pod seeds (reserving the empty pod).Mix well but not too vigorously. Cover and refrigerate for 30minutes to 1hour..Preheat the oven to 160C. Spoon the mixture into a lightly buttered and greased 3/4pt loaf tin and level the batter with the back of a spoon. Lay the reserved vanilla pod on top of the mixture and bake for 25minutes until golden brown. To glaze the cake, lightly warm the apricot jam and brush it over the warm cake and leave to set. Then before serving dust with icing sugar and arrange into slices onto a serving plate

1 comment:

  1. How thoughtful and what a beautiful and delicious looking cake :)


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