Cinnamon Teacake - the perfect start to a great festive evening with friends and families. Or to a perfect High Tea. Actually, there is no reason why this can't be eaten anytime of the day or as a mid-night snack. This cake is so light and fluffy and with so much less sugar that you can hardly feel that you have eaten the whole cake. One whole cake will not be enough and you will need 2-3 to satisfy everyone in your small group of friends and families. The inspiration for this cake came from my 14 year old daughter. Beginning of school holidays and she was wondering what to do. Usual thing with kids...what can I do now. So I told her, bake a cake. And she came up with this idea of a cinnamon teacake. A quick peek at the pantry and we had everything. 45 minutes later the cake was on the table and 1 hour later, the cake was gone.
Contains: Milk and Milk Products, Cereals containing gluten and their products including wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt
About your cook, Umesh
My passion for food has come from my mother, she is a great cook and has won many awards for cooking in India. When I was small, around 15 or 16 years of age, I used to type out her recipes on a typewriter so that she could mail them to the magazines for competitions. Once when she was not there, I looked up her recipe book and made chilli chicken and fried rice and I was thrilled at my achievement. That ignited my passion for cooking. Since then I have always experimented with food. I am not limited to Indian cooking, I also cook Asian, Mediterranean, Italian, in fact I am big fan of Jamie Oliver and have cooked so many of his recipes….watch out for my Jamie Oliver specials! I love to cook because I feel you can be so creative with simple things available, forget the recipes, forget the complex processes, just take whatever you have and make whatever you want to make. If you believe in it you will come up with a dish. I have an education in hospitality where I formalised my passion for cooking. But later I changed to an IT Career in Hospitality and limited my passion to the home front. I can’t wait to share my passion and creation with others in the community.