If cooking is an art, then just reproduction is not satisfying to the artist.
Following this, I often do not use recipes but use my imagination. Even for things like baking a cake! So this weekend, armed with just my instincts, a few ingredients, and a very helpful boyfriend, I baked a cake! and it turned out so well, I might as well patent it.
But i will give you all a sneak preview:
Director: Ayush Gupta
1. cup sugar
1 cup butter (or 1.5 sticks)
2 tablets Abuelita (use this: its good! crush the blocks in a grinder/blender using a little of the milk if needed)
2 eggs (beaten)
2/3 cup milk
1.5 cups flour
2 tbsp instant coffee
1 tbsp vanilla flavouring
1.5 tbsp baking powder
Mix all ingredients in the order in which they are listed. Its best to mix in a bowl using a wire whisk, but the lazy ones can use a blender.
Preheat oven to 350F.
Grease and flour a baking dish (this means that you smear some melted butter/oil on the inside bottom and sides of the dish, sprinkle flour all over and shake out the excess; use PAM spray to make life easier)
Pour batter. Bake for 45 minutes or until done; To check done-ness stick a knife in the heart of the cake, if it comes out clean/almost clean its done.
Let the cake rest for some time at the counter. Let it cool down. Then take it out and enjoy!
Abuelita is a Mexican Hot chocolate Drink in the form of Tablets. It has various spices like nutmeg, cinnamon etc added that makes it so awesome. Use this, you will not regret. The leftover Abuelita can be used for making the best ever hot chocolate.