Easy Vanilla Butter cake – Baking memories

I have been making this easy Vanilla butter cake  since my childhood which my mom taught me to make.
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup(s) Sifted Cake Flour
  • 3 teaspoon(s) Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) Salt
  • 45 ml Unsalted Butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 3 large Eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 cup(s )whole Milk

Directions

  1. Heat the oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly coat an 8-inch cake pan with butter and dust with all-purpose flour. Sift the cake flour, baking powder, and salt into a large mixing bowl.
  2.  Beat  eggs and sugar till light and fluffy.  Add the vanilla  beat on medium-high, just until blended.  Add the dry ingredients to this mixture. Mix well.Image2
  3. Bring butter and milk to the boil and add it the the mixture. Mix well.
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  5. Pour into the prepared pans and bake until a wooden skewer inserted in the center comes out clean — 25 to 30 minutes. Cool cake in the pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes.DSC06256
  6. Unmould and cool completely. Ice with any icing you like.

Bombay Potatoes -my way

This is a Jamie Oliver recipe! I saw how he made this on a  TV-programme and found the recipe on the internet.

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Bombay Potatoes

Ingredients
3 tablespoons sunflower Oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 pinch of ground cumin
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1 knob fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
6 potatoes, peeled, parboiled and cut into cubes
4 knobs butter
4 tomatoes cores removed and flesh diced
fresh coriander, roughly chopped

Method
1 Heat the oil in a pan and fry the spices for a few minutes.
2 Add the butter, then the potatoes, making sure they are completely coated in the spicy mixture.
3 Cook for about 10-15 mins, then stir in the tomatoes and the coriander.

However, this is my version of his recipe.

Bombay Potatoes

Ingredients
3 tablespoons olive Oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 pinch of ground cumin
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon chilli flakes
1 knob fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
6 potatoes, peeled, and cut into 1 cm slices
2 tablespoons butter
2 tomatoes cores removed and flesh diced
fresh coriander or parsley, roughly chopped

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Method
1 Heat the oil and butter in a pan and fry the onions and garlic, add the  spices and fry for a few minutes.
2 Then add the potatoes and a teaspoon of salt, making sure they are completely coated in the spicy mixture.Then stir in the tomatoes and the coriander. (or parsley – my husband does not like the taste of fresh coriander)

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3, Cook till done.

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I served this lovely spicy side dish with roasted chicken, boerewors,  green beans and a tossed salad.