Hey I'm still around!! Not leaving yet. In a couple of weeks... So it's back to regular posting. Today we'll talk about our favourite Leftover Cakes. Actually in my household, there's no such thing as leftover cakes. Every single part is used up. When you bake a cake, trim off the side if you are coating the cake with an icing. This way, you will have beautifully smooth and soft cakes while the trimmings can be used. Yeap! Please DO NOT discard the trimmings.
Here's the first usage of Cakes for you. Usually the trimmings are passed through a sieve to obtain nice Cake Crumbs or simply blitz them in the Food Processor. Easy as that! You can store those delightful Cake Crumbs in your freezer for months. They will just turn real solid. But it will not spoil! Just make sure you store them separately (wrapped or in a container) from the raw meat. Cross Contamination ALERT!
So this is one of the easiest desserts to replicate and it's steamed. I don't guarantee that it's low fat but hey it's a break from the usual Baked Goods. What is it? It's one 0f my good old English favourites.. Steamed English Pudding!!! Mmm....Recipe recipe!
STEAMED ENGLISH PUDDINGS
60g Unsweetened Chocolate (replace with Cocoa Powder if unavailable)
1/2 cup Milk
2 tbsp Butter
1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
2 Eggs, separated
1/2 cup Bread or Cake Crumbs
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla essence
(There's no hard and fast rule to make this delicious treat. You can throw all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them!)
1, Cream the Butter with the Sugar.
2, Stream in Eggs slowly.
3, Boil Milk. Melt Chocolate in Milk.
4, Stir in Chocolate mixture into Cream mixture.
5, Add Vanilla essence.
6, Fold in Cake Crumbs.
7, Steam! (You can stop the steaming at any stage you like. I prefer mine to be slightly wet in the centre so I can get a nice moist cake.)
Great for cold weather! Happy Steaming!!!