It was 4pm,few minutes after the last period in class which was a boring lesson on Poetry which they couldn't concentrate because of big time hunger pangs.They looked at each other and then into the wallets.Both of them had almost no money on them and they wanted so badly to have THAT decadent Black Forest pastry from Hot Breads.After checking the wallets,pen pouches,jeans pockets and books they got 50 bucks in hand which meant they could each buy a pastry which cost 20 bucks..ah what joy!!
After ogling at almost every other pastry in the shelves,they ordered 2 Black Forest each[which was the initial choice,anyway] and paid the money.After getting the plates,they went to the counter to collect the balance.Either it was because of the rush-hour or the man in the counter was half blind or else he was particularly fond of the pretty girls,he gave them back 60 bucks,which ideally should have been 10!!They looked at each other trying hard to hide the grin which had already formed at the end of their lips and....RAN,yes run they did,from the shop,as fast as they could before the counter guy realized his mistake.
Laughing and panting and out of breath,they enjoyed the pastry from the first spoon till the last like never before!!
I have shared this before on the blog here,but it was fun to write it down like a story.The two girls were me and my friend Mary and what better way to celebrate Friendship Day than to reminisce about the good ol' times we spent in school and college..full of life and carefree!!
Happy Friendship Day Mary..cheers to our friendship!!
Recipe source - The Hindu
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Milk - 1/2 cup
Eggs - 3
Sugar - 1 cup
Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
Heat milk in a small sauce pan until bubbles form around the edge of pan-set aside.
Preheat oven to 180 C.Line an 8' round cake tin.
Sift together flour,baking powder and salt.
In a small bowl,beat eggs at high speed until thick,creamy and pale in colour.
Gradually add sugar until well blended,about 5 minutes.
Fold in flour mix gradually but thoroughly using a spatula taking care not to overbeat,until smooth and no traces of flour remain.
Add warm milk and vanilla,beating until just combined.
Pour batter into ungreased pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.
Let cake cool in pan for 10 minutes,then remove from pan and cool thoroughly on a wire rack.
This cake tastes good on its own,but what fun without dressing it up a little bit??
I sliced the cake into half horizontally and applied a thin layer of Buttercream icing and covered the top of the cake with the rest.Garnish with chocolate curls and you are all set!!