Are you a person who loves cake and afraid of eating it because you are concern of your waistline like me..Then try this cake it is very very healthy... This cake is made with wheat flour and instead of sugar I used jaggery in this..Both are very healthy for you..This is a healthier cake to celebrate your valentine..
Some people think that if you need to eat healthy foods then you have go on a tasteless diet…But the whole point about this cake is, you don't need to sacrifice flavour and taste to eat healthy..Another cool thing in this cake is it has dates in it, and you all know dates are good for you..So that is a bonus for you.
The reason why I used jaggery is , wheat and jaggery goes very well together..And I added some chopped up dates too..You can add any nuts of your choice..It has some butter in it, but you could skip that and use some oil…
Hope you love it and let me know what you think..'
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Wheat Flour – 1 cup / 250 gms
Milk- ¾ cup / 180 ml
Jaggery / Sarkarai – ¾ cup / 180 gms ( you can use sugar or brown sugar)
Butter – ½ cup / 125 ml melted ( you could use ghee or oil)
Baking Soda – 1 tsp
Dates – 12 pieces for grinding
Dates - 8 finely chopped
Preheat the oven at 180°C / 360°F. Butter a pan on all sides and dust it with wheat flour and tap away the excess flour..Set this aside for a moment.
Soak 12 pieces of dates in milk for about 15 mins. Now take this in the blender along with the milk and make into a fine puree.
Take butter and jaggery in a bowl and mix well. Add pureed dates and mix well.
Sift in wheat flour along with baking soda and fold well.
Now add in chopped dates and mix well.
Tip this mixture in the prepared tray and bake it for 30-35 mins or untill a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
Let this cool down completely. Now remove this from the pan and cut into bars.
Serve this with a cup of chai.
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|Take all your ingrediants|
|Soak Dates in milk|
|add it to the blender|
|and puree it|
|now take a bowl and a wooden spoon|
|add melted butter in it|
|now add jaggery to it|
|and mix well|
|add pureed dates|
|now sift in wheat flour|
|along with baking soda|
|now fold gently|
|add chopped dates in this|
|and mix well|
|Prepare a tin|
|Pour the mixture in|
|and bake it|
|allow it to cool down|
|cut into squares|