As years pass by, I think it is natural to end up having a myopic attitude towards holidays. Holidays for me, by far are very less, even those that come my way are spent without realizing it went by. And those holidays no longer have a meaning attached anymore, sorry to say that! I remember during childhood when on Republic day we used to do either the drill or March at school. A few years later, it was at least simply attending the school for either Republic day celebrations or Independence day parade.
Then during the early years of marriage, I made sure I caught up on the celebrations on TV. Sadly now it has boiled down to mean a holiday when I can either catch up with pending work at home or on the blog. Or even better cook something new. This was my original plan for this 26th, but just as I know, plans get changed so easily. I was at home, trying to do some work but boy my boys! Gosh, they know tactics on how not to make one work. It was either Peddu complaining or Chinnu complaining all the time. I had plans to make buns, only at the last moment realized my yeast of many months old had died on me. I went to buy it but it was not in stock.
Vanilla Short Cake
All purpose Flour / Maida - 3 tbsp
Cornflour - 1 tsp
Soda - 1 tsp
Baking soda - 1 tsp
Icing sugar - 3 tbsp
Vanilla essence few drops
Olive oil - 2 tsp
Curds - 2 tbsp
Butter - 2 tsp
Chocolate chips - a handful
Method to prepare:
Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
Next add the melted butter, curds, oil to the dry ingredients
Preheat the oven to 185 degrees.
Then grease the muffin tray with butter and bake for 10 mins.
To make the Chocolate Icing,
Icing Sugar - 2 tbsp
Cocoa powder - 1 tsp
Butter - 2 tsp
Mix everything together until it is creamy
Once it is baked, allow it to cool down. Then scoop down a spoon over each of them before enjoying them!