Happy Valentine’s day !!!
We really don’t have a ritual for Valentine’s day, but rather just go with the flow. Today it was celebrated with the whole family around the breakfast table. It was wonderful. Coming to the recipe, this is one of those recipes which is just awesome and happens by accident.
We really don’t eat fresh figs and I had a dozen to finish. Fig jam was obvious and tried, so decided on making a cake and an ice-cream. I had my fingers crossed with the cake in the oven because it was the first time I was using fresh buttermilk. (Here, I have used the buttermilk which remains after removing the butter for ghee.) It turned out just wonderful and was liked by all. I decided to call it a brownie because of the taste, texture and the amazing cracked top. It’s an easy and a healthy recipe. I know it has butter, but I believe a controlled amount of good fat is essential for your body.
I have adapted this recipe from the chocolate beet cake recipe.
1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup fresh homemade butter (at room temperature)
3/4 cup powdered jaggery
1 cup fresh buttermilk
1/2 cup fresh fig puree
1 tbsp vanilla extract
Pre heat the oven at 180 degree Celsius.
Sieve together all the dry ingredient and combine it well.
In another bowl cream butter and powdered jaggery. Then add pureed fig and buttermilk and mix well.
Add the dry ingredients into wet ingredient and wisk together for a lump free batter. Do not over mix. Pour the batter in a greased and floured 7” x 9” tin. (I used a parchment paper at the bottom of the tin)
Bake for 25 mins or till the toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Each oven is different so the time required may vary.
Let it cool in the pan for 20 mins and then on the wire rack till it is completely cooled. Slice and serve.