Quote for the day:
You don’t need oven or refrigerators to prepare cakes. 😛
My blog, A few handpicked things in life is hungry. So, I decided to give her some food.
That was her tummy!
I have been intending to share this wonderful information for a long while. But before that, let me warn you. Since mine is not a food blog, I really don’t know the terminologies. Plus, I also can’t give you the exact quantity since I prepare this with approximations. And trust me, there is only one way this recipe could go wrong. That will be pointed out soon.
We are going to prepare a cake!!! A yummy one, certified by my sister. The highlights are –
- As I indicated initially, you don’t need an oven.
- All the Ingredients are easily available in that shop next to your house.
- Hardly takes much time.
- The entire thing costs very less.
Like all the professional foody blogs, let us get to business. 😀
- Hide & Seek biscuits – 2 packets
- Marie Gold or similar biscuit – Half from this ↓ long packet.
- Dairy milk or any similar chocolate – 2 100 g packets
- Milk – In a tiny bowl. Just enough to solidify the cake.
Probably a little more than this. ↓↓↓
- Break the biscuits (Both packets of Hide & Seek and half packet of Marie Gold) into smaller pieces. Put them all in a Mixer Grinder and make fine powder out of them.
- Break one chocolate into smaller pieces.
- Heat the milk in a bath, add the chocolate pieces and keep stirring until the chocolate melts in. Leave the mixture to cool. (The only thing that could go wrong in this recipe – Getting the milk & chocolate mixture burnt.)
- Move the powdered biscuits to a bowl. Add milk little by little and knead the mixture. Keep kneading and adding the milk until you feel the mixture is thick enough to qualify for a cake. (It would feel similar to the dough for rotis).
- Use a circular, square or any shape of mould you’d want the cake to be in.
- Line the mould with Aluminium foil or butter. This would help if your mixture has become extra loose or extra tight.
- Transfer the contents to the mould and push it in to fill it completely. Since the mixture is very thick, it will not take the shape of the mould on its own. You’ll have to help a bit. Close it & leave it. In 15 minutes, the mixture would have thickened due to the biscuits.
- Invert the mould and set the cake on a tray.
- If you have any leftover milk & chocolate mixture, use it to heat up & melt the other packet of chocolates. This mixture should be really thick & chocolaty.
- Once the entire chocolate melts, pour it over the cake until it drips through all the sides. You can also pour milkmaid & chocolate syrup alternatively so that you get an alternated brown & black tempting look.
- We used to decorate the top with Cadbury Gems. I’m sure you all know various types of decorating a cake. You may do as you please.
Whatever you do, I guarantee that the cake we make tastes lovely even without any additional toppings or icings. It is easy to make and inexpensive as you can see.
For this lovely recipe, I’d like to thank my college. This is our college legacy. I have no idea who introduced it in there. But, this was such a blessing for us. Because, we neither had cooking facilities, nor any plug points. We did not have refrigerators.
This is what we did:
-Powdered the biscuits without opening the covers with the help of a stone. 😛
-We lit a lamp using oil & wick and placed 2 bricks on either sides. We balanced a vessel on the bricks using them as a stove and then heated the milk.
So, if you’re ever in a situation where you’ve low funds, no oven, no electricity and no complicated ingredients, do try this out and LET ME KNOW. 😀
PS – I do have snaps of the cakes we made. Will post it here when I find them.