Monday, March 1, 2010
Simple and tasty: Lemon Yogurt Semolina Cake
Here's what you need:
1 1/2 cup semolina/rava/cream of wheat
2 cup low fat plain natural yogurt
1/4 cup canola oil (you can use butter instead)
1 cup sugar,
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla essence
3 to 4 tblspns of nuts for garnishing (optional),
1 tbsp lemon zest
a pinch of salt
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
The cooking Process
Beat the yogurt and sugar well till the sugar dissolves.
Add oil,zest,essence,baking soda and salt.Once the wet ingredients are mixed well add the semolina.Mix and let it stand for atleast 2 hours.I sometimes even let it stand overnight.This enables semolina to soften and the cake turn out fluffy.
Preheat the oven to 350 deg F.Grease a tray and pour the batter.Garnish with nuts.Bake for 25-30 mins or until the toothpick comes out clean when inserted at the center of the cake.Let it cool for 15 mins and then unmold.
In the meantime prepare the syrup.Heat the water and sugar mixture until the sugar dissolves.Turn off the heat and add lemon juice.Pour this warm syrup on the warm cake evenly.Don't worry ..All is well -the cake will absorb this amount of sugary lemony syrup during the resting time.Let the cake rest for half an hour.Slice and serve.