Its been nearly two years since i started my cooking page on facebook and how it has changed my life!! With over 8500 followers i sometimes myself wonder how i manage to write and post almost a recipe a day!! To mark these two years i decided to bake a sponge this morning! I know all of you wonder why i always bake eggless cakes. and i keep on repeating its for my vegetarian followers.
I did put one egg in this sponge but you can omit it and make it totally eggless 🙂
125 gramos of plain white yogurt, at room temperature
1.5 cups of white flour
1 cup (a little less ) of sugar
1/2 cup of cooking oil
1 egg , optional
4-5 tablespoons of hot milk
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1.25 teaspoons of baking powder
2-3 tablespoons of honey
2 heaped tablespoons of flaked almonds
a good pinch of Nitu Didi pure spanish saffron
1/2 teaspoon of ground cardamom powder
1 teaspoon of rose essence
Mix the yogurt with the sugar, the saffron and the baking powder and baking soda and leave it for a few minutes to get all bubbly. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Sieve the white flour and add to the fluffy yogurt and mix well. Add the oil and the egg which is totally OPTIONAL. Add the honey, the almonds , and the cardamom powder , and rose essence. Mix all well. Add the hot milk in the end. Put into a sponge tin and lower the oven to 175 degrees. Bake till done, it should take around 30-40 minutes. Check by inserting a toothpick …if it comes out clean your sponge cake is done to perfection 🙂 Cool and cut and eat…. Its delicious over a cup of tea!!!
To buy Nitu Didi Saffron.