THE TALE OF THE
DATE & WALNUT CAKE.
been thinking of a date cake for weeks. india does VERY well, in BRIGHT, SWEET, FLUFFY CAKES.
i was longing for a plain, date cake.
at my local market, i'd been introduced to semi dried dates.
i would very much enjoy 1 packet per week.
at my apartment, NO OVEN.
i could get all the ingredients @ SHOPPERS PARADISE if i wanted.
NEED TO FIND AN OVEN.
i was thinking of a home oven really, but NO... think BIG...
a bakers oven, will do nicely, thank you.
ok. to find one.
talk, talk, talk, and finally someones BROTHER owns a bakery just outside of jaipur, & i could come.
i just needed some ingredients, as the baker does have flour.
i wanted to make 2 cakes.
1 for me & 1 for the baker.
i'm sure this is a new flavour for them.
it is 3 mn walk from home.
i was going into unknown waters.
in the foreground is AZIZ.
he is the man i got to know and has a brother who has a bakery.
his brother is AMIN, in the background
here they are, busy, reading & discussing the recipe i printed off the Internet.
it all seemed very strange way to cook a cake.
UNCLE OF AZIZ & AMIN.
got myself sorted, and here you can see the 2 cakes in the newspaper lined tins.
the premises were really clean.
this man is one of the bakers.
he continued to do his work, but was very interested in my work.
frequently coming over to see what was happening.
he is standing in front of the oven.
the FINISHED cake, minus a few slices.
it had a icing with walnuts in.
NOW, this is typical indian cakes.
LOOKS LIKE FLUFF
how pretty are they.
it was a great day.
i enjoyed going with AZIZ into the unknown.