It’s a wintery day, and I have been in a cooking mood – especially since I have decided that we will start cookery classes at the studio beginning next Tuesday between 7pm and 9pm.
Here is a “Hemp seed, Date and Gingerbread” cake. My kitchen doesn’t have a regular oven, I do have a microwave, and this 75cent Coles cake mix, with hemp seed milk instead of cows milk, hemp seeds, spices and dried fruit (dates, sultanas and dried apple diced) added – took about 10 minutes to put together, and 6 MINUTES to cook. I also grease the ring pan and sprinkle with hemp seeds before I put the mix in to cook. It helps the cake leave the pan easily, and adds another layer of hemp goodness.
I had a slice for afternoon tea, with a small scoop of home made yoghurt. When I plated up, I sprinkled the cake with more hemp seeds, cinnamon and a little grated chocolate . I have to say it was FANTASTIC. No calories, of course.
This cake is also spectacular as biscotti. When it has cooled down, I will cut it in half. Put that half in the cake tin, and then the other half sliced and cut into fingers, I bake again. This time in my little French casserole-style oven for approximately 12 minutes, at about 180fan until it is crisp. I have just one of these fingers with my evening drink . Because it is crunchy it is very satisfying. Cake always has me coming back for more – but with biscotti one small, crunchy piece is enough.
If you just use your microwave to warm your coffee, or defrost food, try making a cake. It is sooo very easy – and only takes 6 minutes – honestly.
I like easy cooking, and five ingredients…. and this is such a cake.