Halwai November 21, 2020

Ingredients:

• 1/2 cup – fine semolina.
• 1/2 cup – butter.
• 1/2 cup – powdered sugar.
• 1/2 cup – powdered cashew nuts.
• 2 tsp – baking powder.
• 2 – eggs.
• 5 tbsp – milk.
• 1/2 tsp – Pineapple essence| For Syrup:
• 1 cup – sugar.
• 150 ml – water.
• 1 cup – fresh pineapple, chopped finely.
• 1 tsp – mixed spice powder (cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg).

Method:

  1. Beat butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Beat in the pineapple essence.
  4. Mix semolina with cashew nut powder and baking powder.
  5. Add this mixture to the butter-egg mixture.
  6. Place the prepared cake batter in a greased deep ring mould and bake at 220 C for 10 minutes.
  7. Reduce temperature to 180 C and bake for about 25 mins, till done.
  8. For syrup:
  9. Heat sugar and water together till sugar is dissolved.
  10. Add pineapple pieces and spice powder and simmer for 4 mins.
  11. Strain and keep the syrup and pineapple separately.
  12. When the cake is done, cool in tin for 10 mins.
  13. Invert on to a plate.
  14. Pour half the syrup over it.
  15. When it is absorbed, pour the remaining syrup.
  16. Arrange the pineapple pieces on top and serve sliced.