Sunday, October 27, 2013

Chocolate Cinnamon Swirl Cake ...

 I am trying a new Chai tea, recommended to me by a very old school friend - well she's not 'very old' , she's the same age as me, lol!.  I can't buy it in my home town but found it at our regional centre.  I brew it for 3-4 minutes then add hot milk and 1 sugar.  Nice!
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 (Photo from Estelle's blog)
I found this lovely blog and recipe and just had to try it so here it is.
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 The recipe called for butter milk of which I had none so I remembered Rhonda Jean at Down to Earth just sours plain milk with lemon juice to get the same effect.  1 cup of milk to 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.
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 Mix dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet stuff in the other...
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 Put half the batter in a loaf tin then sprinkle with half the sugar cinnamon mixture (obviously all over the cake not mid way as pictured) ... top with remaining batter then sugar again...
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 Bake for 45 mins to 1 hour...
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It made a lovely high loaf (took a bit over 1 hour to bake) and is delicious with a bit of butter...
I really love discovering new recipes from around the world, this one from Estelle in Texas (formerly of Maine, I think).  Have a look at her blog, there are lovely autumn decorations and all things Halloweeny!
Cheers - Joolz xx

2 comments:

  1. I don't drink coffee (strange I know I also don't like chocolate and do ironing - a friend reckons I am disgrace to the sisterhood!!!)but I love Chai either as a plain tea or a milky tea or a latte.

    We have been Sydney (nearly 800 kms away) at a concert with our teenage daughter and her friend so I missed the previous post. I have a set of tiny screwdrivers, normal size and a tape measure in my laundry cupboard. That came about when my husband went away with his hobby and took every one of the hundreds of screwdrivers with him and I had to put a new vacuum cleaner together without said scewdrivers 'not happy Jan'. He knows where they are but knows 'don't mess with my tools.

    After being away with two teenage girls I had to clean out my handbag but lets no go there LOL.

    I have fallen in love with your new bag though!!!

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  2. wow you have been busy Joolz!!
    Love the look of that cake, will have to follow up. cheers Wendy

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